Saturday, 31 December 2016

ALOE VERA a herbal plant Properties and Health aspects

Aloe’s fame as a treatment for burns and scalds goes backto Alexander the Great, who used an island off Somaliafor the sole purpose of obtaining the “amazing woundhealing” plant

Aloe vera has bitter, cooling, sweet qualities. It is astringent, and an excellent blood cleanser

Part of Plant Used The leaf, the gel, the juice.

Conditions Treated 

  • Aloe vera relieves inflammation,
  • Soothes muscle spasm,
  • Purifies the blood, and cleanses the liver. 
  • Fresh aloe gel scooped or expressed from the
  • Spongy leaves of the plant can be spread on the skin toheal burns, scalds, scrapes, sunburn, and wounds.

Form Taken Drink aloe juice for internal conditions,
and apply the gel externally. To soothe wounds, clean the
wound with soap and water. Cut several inches off an older
leaf, slice it lengthwise, and apply the gel to the wound.

Used With Other Herbs? Barberry, cinnamon, cloves,
licorice, St. John’s wort

• Aloe vera is good for all doshas; it will bring balance equally to kapha, pitta, and vĂ¡tha.

• Cover the leaves with vegetable oil. Any vegetable oil can be used as the base. Allow the mixture to soakfor 60 days, then strain. Keep the oil in a dark glass container. 


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