Healing Aloe Vera Plant

Healing Aloe Vera Plant

by Michelle on April 23, 2009

Aloe Vera PlantI’ve been wanting an aloe vera plant for months and finally came across this beautiful plant at my local grocery store yesterday for $4.99. Now I know I’ve paid more than that for bottles of aloe vera gel (of course with many ingredients other than aloe) in the past, so I was pretty excited to get the real thing, alive & growing, right in my house.

The “instructions” on my plant for using the healing gel from the was simply to cut off 1/2″ from a leaf and squeeze out the gel. I actually just broke it off and there was really was plenty of gel in just that little piece. Now if you’re thinking it’s a little early to heal any sunburn in what’s been a pretty cool Michigan spring, you are right. But there are actually tons of uses for aloe other than just soothing sunburn. For example, it helps to heal:

  • Small cuts
  • Burns
  • Acne
  • Hives
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Scars
  • Sores
  • Rashes
  • Stretch marks
  • Age spots

And it also helps:

  • Reduce the risk of infected wounds
  • Relieve arthritis
  • Digestion problems
  • Relieve insect bites
  • Asthma

Tipnut.com has great information and specifics on how to apply and use the aloe plant to get the above desired results. For the most part; however, you can cut or break off a piece and apply the gel topically where needed. The leaves can even be refrigerated to preserve their freshness.

So as long as I take care of my new plant, I will be able to use its leaves anytime for convenient, at-home, and natural healing. It’s a great mini-investment in health that will continue to pay off for years to come.


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Sarah April 28, 2009 at 8:51 am

Your plant is so beautiful Michelle! The timing here is too funny, I just picked one up at Horrocks and finally got it in its final planter. Justin burns himself at work frequently and I applied a little gel to his most recent one. The next day it was already a great deal better.

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