Aloe vera is a product that seems to be able to do almost everything when it comes to your health. Technically known as medicinal aloe, this is a plant that comes from ‘aloe’ genius. It is believed that this herb has been used for medicinal purposes dating all the way back over 6,000 years in Sudan. Evidence also exists that it has been used in Egypt and elsewhere.
While the plant has been used in this way traditionally for thousands of years, it is only recently that science has begun to back-up the claims surrounding it. We now know that this miraculous plant is able to lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, increase lifespan, and more!
Aloe can be grown easily at home too, giving you your very own superfood with no need to spend any money – you can have your own never-ending supply!
Aloe vera’s benefits can be enjoyed in numerous ways: it can be consumed for instance but it can also be applied topically. In this post, we will look at 22 incredible ways it can be used to boost health and well being.
1. Treating Wounds
One of the number one benefits of aloe vera is its ability to treat wounds. This is an analgesic substance, meaning that it can help to numb pain. The substance itself is also soothing and cool to touch, which can further provide benefits for someone that is in pain. At the same time, it also has anti-inflammatory properties which can help to reduce swelling and ease angry and inflamed areas. We will learn more about all this as we go.
On top of all that though, aloe vera can also be used in order to kill bacteria. As a natural antibiotic, it can prevent bacteria from entering a wound and thereby causing an infection.
To use aloe in this way, simply cut a little of the stalk and take the sap on your finger, then apply directly to the affected area. As an added bonus, this will also seal the wound and prevent the loss of blood.