At least two millennia, and probably more, countless people around the world use the healing properties of aloe vera.
In the earliest times, use was focused on the bitter “juice” that excreted cells that are located just below the epidermis of the leaves. This “bitter juice” was used uninterruptedly by ancient times as a powerful purifier and peaked in popularity in the 18th and 19th centuries in England when it was taken after dinner in a form of pills. There is evidence that the active ingredients are phenolic compounds, known as anthraquinones, which give them the laxative effect of the beans.
Uses of the gel through the time
Unlike the “bitter juice”, the gel located inside the aloe vera leaves finds a great and varied application. The growing interest in the gel in modern times began in the United States in the 1930s, after doctors discovered that it helps to repair damage and also skin burns caused by X-rays and has become extremely popular as a treatment for cancer, eczema, and even hair removal in that time.
However, a long time ago, the Chinese used aloe vera gel for the treatment of dermatitis. In India, people used it for inflammation of the eyes and joints for centuries. On Java they used it for burns, and mixed with rose water, they drank for the treatment of tuberculosis and gonorrhea. Malaysians and Mexicans used pressed gel plates for healing and scarring and tumors. In Jamaica, the boiled leaves with salt were used to treat constipation, and also the trimmed leaves were used to treat injured nerves and tendons.
Aloe vera can treat every disease
From colds, coughs, bronchitis, skin damage, and even to the treatment of baldness, there seems to be nothing that aloe vera can’t cure.
The magic formula of aloe vera is the juicy and translucent gel found in the green leaves. This gel contains over 200 useful active substances such as anthraquinone, amino acids, enzymes, lignin, sterols, saponins, vitamins and minerals.
Practical uses of aloe vera to treat eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and other skin allergies
Minimizes damaged tissue caused by injury
Coat the damaged tissue with the squeezed juice or gel of the leaf 2-3 times a day.
Helps with an allergic reaction and a skin rash
The skin rush is coated at least three times a day with the cut sheet.
Helps with herpes
With the gel of the leaf, massage the wound and leave it to dry. Thus, the consequences of the outbreak of herpes are alleviated.
Reduces acne problems, aging of the skin and wrinkles, and can be applied after shaving
On a clean, washed face apply the gel, leave it to work for 20 minutes and wash.
Relieves the symptoms of psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema
It acts calmly, cleanses the skin from impurities, disinfects it and speeds up the treatment.
Reduces pigmentation and dark spots on the skin
If you have a problem with an uneven tan, regularly mask the problem areas with aloe vera gel from the leaf or buy a cream of aloe vera.
Peeling and massage from aloe vera
Make your own body peeling. Stir: 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of homemade sugar. Well massage the skin and rinse it with warm water.
Stir 1 tablespoon flour, 1 tablespoon orange peel, 1 tablespoon cottage cheese and 1 tablespoon of aloe gel. Apply the mixture to the skin, rinse for 30 minutes.
Scars and stretch marks
Mix: 2 cups sea salt, 1 cup coconut oil, 1 cup squeezed the juice of aloe vera leaf and also 2 cups of honey. The mixture is applied to the scar or the stretch marks and leave to act for 30 minutes, then wash. With this mixture you can moisten the entire body, your skin will not rebel.
It relieves asthma
Aloe vera leaves are boiled in water and then the vapor is inhaled.
Reduces blood sugar levels
Also aloe vera juice helps diabetics.
Aloe vera acts on the whole organism
Aloe vera helps with digestion, alleviates the problems with ulcers in the stomach, hemorrhoids, also urinary infections, colitis, prostate problems, rheumatism, and arthritis.