The Miracle Plant – Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is popularly known by many cultures  as a versatile natural remedy.  This miracle plant has been a “go to” cure for many ailments for thousands of years.

In my parent’s native land of Jamaica , it is often called “Sinkle bible” or “Single Bible” Other common names of Aloe Vera include Chinese Aloe, Indian Aloe, True Aloe, Barbados Aloe, Burn Aloe, First Aid Plant   It is widely grown in Africa, India,and Tropical regions through out the world.  The word is derived  from the Arabic word “Alloeh” which means shiny bitter substance. The Aloe Vera plant is related to the cactus plant.

Aloes nutritional content consists of amino acids, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc,  and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E.

Uses

Acne and skin issues

Aloe Vera has antioxidant and antibacterial substances called polyphenols that can fight against inflammation and bacteria.  Aloes can  increase collagen production which can help to fight wrinkles and signs of aging by tightening the skin. It can also be used to heal insect bites.

Aloe Vera has antioxidant and antibacterial substances called polyphenols that can fight against inflammation and bacteria.  Aloes can  increase collagen production which can help to fight wrinkles and signs of aging by tightening the skin. It can also be used to heal insect bites.

You can cut the Aloe leaf and use the gel inside as a  face mask for smoother skin.  You can peel off the mask and then wash off your face with water.  In the past, I have left  the gel on overnight.   It has made my skin feel tight and soft.

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Burns

Aloe Vera is great for small burns, sunburns and wounds.  I purchase Aloe Vera from my local grocer and keep it handy in the event of a cooking burn.Cutting a small piece in half and then squeezing the gel on the burn help to not only soothe the burn but it helps  to prevent it from blistering ( if done immediately). Aloes can be used on less severe 1st degree burns.   It can also help in fading marks  and blemishes on the skin.

Constipation and Stomach Issues

Aloe vera can be used as a cleanse and laxative. The gel can aid digestive issues and soothe stomach irritation. It helps to cleanse the blood stream and cleanse and purify the colon and intestines.

Scooping out the gel and blending it into juices can be helpful.  One of my favorite ways to juice it is to  cut about 4 -5 inches or more from the plant.  Scoop out the gel  and add it to water, cucumber  and lemon. Sweeten if you wish with a bit of honey. You won’t really taste the bitterness then.

Additional Benefits of Aloes

  • Immune booster
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Can be mixed with cinnamon and Irish Moss to help with arthritis, gout, lung problems, asthma.and colds
  • Shampoo- doesn’t sud put can be blended and used to wash hair
  • Dandruff relief and moisturizer
  • Eye wash
  • Used to combat ringworm
  • Cleanses stomach, kidney, bladder,  and intestines
  • Improve appetite
  • Combat Athletes foot
  •  Heal Cankers
  •  Heal Mouth Sores
  •  Psoriasis relief
  • Eczema relief
  •  Alleviate Hemorrhoids
  • Fight Liver problems
  • Heal Uterus issues
  • Rid the body of Worms
  • Do not use internally if pregnant or breastfeeding

***Disclaimer:  For informational purposes only.  Please do not use this information as a substitute for medical advice.  Please consult with your medical doctor for solutions to medical issues****

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. joseyphina says:

    Thanks for sharing the info.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. remedyville says:

      Thanks for reading 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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