Because of its soothing and cooling properties, many people refer to aloe vera as a sunburn relief plant. Throughout history, it has been used externally to help ease the discomfort of sunburns, minor wounds, cuts, scrapes and rashes. Aloe vera actually comes in many different forms, but the most common use of the plant is in the form of a topical gel. Unknown to many, aloe vera has many other uses apart from relieving burns. Let me share to you some of these uses and benefits.
FOR THE SKIN
It helps treat cold sores, blisters and insect bites. Apart from its soothing and cooling properties, aloe vera also has anti-inflammatory properties. Pure aloe gel is also antibacterial so it can be used to disinfect. When applied directly to the affected area, it also helps soothe pain and regenerate cells to promote faster healing.
FOR THE HAIR AND SCALP
It is a good alternative treatment for hair and scalp conditions such as dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis and hair loss. To use it, just rub and comb small amounts through your hair and scalp as if you were putting your commercial hair gel.
FOR YOUR DENTAL HEALTH
It helps reduce inflammation and pain when applied directly to damaged or diseased gums. It also helps fight tooth decay, plaque and cavities when used regularly. Make it a part of your dental hygiene regimens.
FOR THE EYE AREA
Aloe vera gel is known to contain beneficial ingredients that are good for the eyes. It is rich in nutrients such as vitamins A, C B12, E and minerals such as zinc, calcium, magnesium, proteins and amino acids. These nutrients are vital in restoring your eyes’ youthful looks. You can use it as a moisturizer or as an alternative to your commercial eye cream to stimulate collagen formation around your eye area.
FOR STRAINS AND MUSCLE PAINS
The soothing and cooling properties of aloe gel can help reduce muscle inflammation and pain. Apply it directly on the affected areas along with a cold compress two to three times a day.
FOR YEAST INFECTIONS AND DIAPER RASH
Aloe vera has natural anti-fungal properties and can help clear up candidiasis and diaper rash. To use it to treat Candida infections and diaper rash, apply it topically on the affected area. Aloe vera gel is generally safe when applied topically, so there is no reason for you to feel iffy on applying it on your private parts.