Aloe has long been touted as one of Nature’s best for treating different kinds of conditions. From making hair thicker and more beautiful to cleansing our bodies, Aloe’s effects have been testified to by many people. For the benefit of those who are not very familiar with Aloe, it is a green plant with spiky leaves.
Different parts of the plant have different uses. When used for medicinal or health purposes, Aloe comes in different forms. The most common forms of Aloe is the gel (obtained from stripping away the outer covering), the juice (consists of pulped juice), and the bitter principle (bitter yellow liquid from the rind).
Perhaps one of the main uses of Aloe is to deal with digestive problems. It is said to help treat colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and constipation. Most of the time, Aloe juice is used for these problems. The juice is also used to treat ulcers. More so, studies have shown that Aloe juice, when taken orally has a good effect on asthma sufferers as long as they are not taking any corticosteroids. For external use, the gel can be used to soothe burns, wounds, allergies, sunburn, psoriasis, acne, and inflammation.
You can grow Aloe right in your backyard and make use of the gel immediately. For the juice and bitter principle, you may find it easier to visit your local health store. You should also consult your doctor to determine if there is no conflict with other treatments that you may be undergoing.
Originally posted on July 8, 2010 @ 10:39 am