Today we can freely say that Aloe Vera is still one of the most powerful healing plants. It is the best home remedy for mouth problems, osteoarthritis, fever, ulcerative colitis, asthma or it can be simply used as a natural tonic. Aloe Vera is maybe the most used ingredient in many beauty products. The aloe vera gel is excellent in treating sunburns, burns, infections, cuts and other wounds. It works as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory.The medical experts say that this is probably because of its two strong immune-boosting compounds: polysaccharides and glycoproteins.
Polysaccharides promote the repairing of the skin and keep it moisturized while glycoproteins are blocking pain and reducing inflammation.
Many studies have confirmed that aloe Vera gel treats burns, much better than other medication shortening the healing time and pain. Aloe Vera is also great in treating many different ailments like: constipation, genital herpes, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, cancer, canker sores, dental conditions, upper respiratory tract infection, inflammatory bowel disease, high cholesterol, and can lower blood sugar levels in those suffering of type 2 diabetes.
To prepare the Aloe Vera gel in order to use it for some of these conditions you should follow these instructions:
This is what you need:
• An aloe plant
• Freshly squeezed lemon juice
• A sharp filleting knife
• A clean cotton towel
• A sterile glass jar
• A clean plate
• A clean cutting board
• A food processor (optional)
1. First, you need to wash your hands to prevent contamination
2. Choose some thick and juicy leaf that is at least 4-6 inches long. Be careful not to harm other leaves when you are cutting it.
3. Wipe the knife you are using.
4. Wash the leaf, dry it, and then leave it on your plate at a 45° angle for 15 minutes o the yellow juice can be drained. Sometimes this juice acts as a laxative and may lead to digestive problems.
5. Place the leaf on a cutting board. Cut the edges from both sides.
6. Then fillet it in order to remove the green outer shell. Just try not to waste too much gel while doing this.
7. Then, cut the gel in cubes and place them in the jar.
8. In order to harvest any remaining gel, run your knife along the green scraps once again.
9. Squeeze some lemon juice in the jar over the gel to make it last longer.
10. If you wan,t you can put the gel in a food processor in order to make a smoother gel.
11. Store the sealed jar with aloe Vera gel in the fridge, for up to a week.
For treating wounds you should cut the aloe Vera leaf lengthwise and then rub it on the wound several times a day.
For medicinal use, the recommended dosage is 30 ml of the Aloe gel, 3 times per day. But, first you should consult your naturopath.