With the need to explain much, I believe everyone has heard about aloe vera and or know something about it. Or let me assume that you have also seen one personally. In the world of alternative therapies and holistic treatment, aloe vera remains an integral plant that contains lots of goodness and benefits, for the skin and for health.
Aloe vera , also known as aloe barbadensis have been used for centuries to help burns, cuts, and other skin ailments. I have many of these cactus-like plants in my garden, and honestly, I grew them because they were hardy and useful. If someone in the house got a cut or burn, I would break an aloe leaf apart to extract gel from inside the leaf. The aloe gel inside the leaf is used as a natural healing salve. One time, my hubby had a cut after meddling with his new Mopar performance parts and got a cut, all I did was to apply some aloe vera gel from the plant and it provided him a quick relief!
Aloe vera gel as a holistic remedy is also known to have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties, which allow skin ailments to heal while reducing risk of infection. Some aloe-based products are said to help soothe and dry up chicken pox as well. Aloe gel can work as a natural anesthesia to reduce or alleviate pain caused by burns, cuts, and skin rashes. If you have severe sunburns from your summer vacation, aloe vera gel can cool the burning skin and speed up the healing process.
So now you understand why I care so much about holistic treatment cos nature does have answers to many of our skin and health concerns and problems.