This miracle plant may be well known, but the full range of its wonderful and powerful healing properties is hardly universally recognized. That plant?
Aloe vera of course!
Known as the plant of the gods, lily of the desert, and more, its many names belie its power. Originally from northeast Africa, aloe vera has both a wide range of topical uses and does wonders as a superfood.
In particular, though, let’s focus on how it can help with skin allergies.
Packed with nutrients, minerals (including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, and sodium), and vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, and E), it’s a versatile treatment.
Let’s go through its best topical uses:
- Abrasions. Aloe, when applied topically, does a wonderful job of restoring moisture to the skin and helping the body heal.
- Acne. As aloe helps reduce inflammation, it can be helpful in treating acne topically.
- Burns. Apply aloe gel and watch the redness and swelling dissipate in no time.
- Conditioner. Massaging a small amount of gel into your hair and letting it sit for a few minutes before rinsing it out can help restore natural shine to your hair.
- Hair Growth. Massage aloe gel into your scalp and you may see increased hair growth.
- Hair Health. Adding a bit of gel to your shampoo can help restore dry hair and add natural shine.
- Makeup Removal. Aloe’s cooling properties help restore the skin after your makeup is off.
- Lubricant. Aloe is fantastic as a moisturizer, which makes it a good lubricant as well.
- Moisturizer. Aloe helps moisturize your skin, as well as strengthens skin tissue.
- Nails. Aloe helps strengthen nails and heal damaged nail beds. Massage them with gel or soak them in aloe juice.
- Rashes. Apply topically and watch many common rashes disappear.
- Shaving Gel. As aloe is anti-inflammatory and a great moisturizer, it makes a fantastic natural shaving gel.
- Skin Allergies. Aloe penetrates deeply into skin layers, which helps in treatment of skin allergies and outbreaks such as dermatitis, eczema, herpes, psoriasis, and more.
- Stretch Marks. Aloe’s regenerative properties can help restore skin tone, both in prevention and removal of stretch marks.
- Sunburns. Aloe’s antiseptic properties make it fantastic for treating sunburns.
- Swollen Gums. Apply topically to affected areas, and feel the soothing kick in.
Look at all those topical uses – and that’s in addition to all of the oral benefits of aloe!