USAGE OF ALOE VERA
The aloe vera plant is a succulent that usually grows without a stem and has thick, green fleshy leaves that can grow as high as 2 or 3 feet.
1. Aloe produces two substances, gel, and latex. Aloe gel is the clear, jelly-like substance found in the leaves. Aloe latex is yellow and comes from under the plants skin.
2. Aloe gel can be consumed and may serve as a treatment for osteoarthritis, diabetes and treat the effects of radiation therapy. It can also be heated, along with water, and inhaled as a vapor for a treatment of asthma.
3. Aloe gel is commonly used topically for psoriasis, sunburn, dry skin and frostbite.
4. Aloe latex has been used for many years in laxatives. This part of the aloe plant can be dangerous, even deadly if consumed in large doses.
5. Makeup remover: Aloe gel can be used as a makeup remover and can even replace your hair conditioner.
6. Sunburn remedy: Get an ice cube tray and fill it in with aloe gel and freeze. These aloe vera ice cubes are great after too much sun exposure, bug bites, poison ivy, and even psoriasis. They provide extra relief from pain, redness, inflammation or itching. Applying the cooling aloe vera cubes to the bug bites or sunburn is definitely a relaxing and soothing experience.
7. There is some scientific evidence that aloe is able to kill bacteria as well as speed wound healing.
8. Stretch marks: The healing and soothing properties of aloe vera are effective in getting rid of stretch marks. It will help in increasing cell growth that helps in the reduction of stretch marks. Apply pure aloe vera gel and massage it daily over the affected skin.
9. Bug bites : Aloe gel can be used to prevent itching from bug bites.
10. Dandruff remedy: Mix a tbsp of lemon juice with 2 tbsp of pure aloe vera gel and use it as a hair mask. Apply the mask to the roots of your hair and let it sit for 30mins before you rinse off.