The A To Z Healing Power Of Aloe Vera

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‘All that mankind needs for health and healing is provided in nature…..the challenge of science is to find it!’ Paracelsus

Man has used Aloe Vera for over 5000 years. Egyptians first wrote of the healing powers of the plant on their ancient papyrus texts calling it the plant of immortality.

Aloe Vera extracts have antibacterial and anti-fungal activities. It is also effective in the treatment of wounds. It is non-toxic, with no side effects, provided the aloin has been removed by processing. It has even been used as a fish tank water conditioner. Commercially it is used as an ingredient in lotion, yogurt, beverages and some desserts. It has also been used for such products as makeup, tissues, moisturizers, soaps, sunscreens, incense, razors and even shampoos. Research has revealed the tremendous healing powers of aloe when used both internally and externally.

And from A to Z here is an extensive list of the wonderful properties of this amazing plant.


It can relieve the following:

  • abscesses
  • abrasions
  • acne
  • allergies
  • AIDS
  • anemia
  • arterial insufficiency
  • arthritis
  • athlete’s foot
  • asthma
  • bad breath
  • baldness
  • blisters
  • bed sores
  • bladder infections
  • blood pressure
  • bruises
  • bronchitis
  • burns
  • bursitis
  • bunions
  • bed wetting
  • boils
  • bone fractures
  • candida
  • canker sores
  • cancer
  • carbuncles
  • cataracts
  • cramps
  • chilblains
  • chemotherapy side effects
  • chapped skin and lips
  • coughs
  • colds and cold sores
  • colic
  • constipation
  • cystitis
  • conjunctivitis
  • colon cleanser
  • complexion enhancer
  • chicken pox sores
  • lowers serum cholesterol
  • convulsions
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • diabetes
  • dandruff
  • dysentery
  • depression
  • dry skin
  • dermatitis
  • denture sores
  • frost bite
  • fluid retention
  • gastrointestinal problems
  • genital herpes
  • gangrene
  • gingivitis
  • glaucoma
  • gynecological diseases
  • gall ailments
  • heat rash
  • headaches
  • hemorrhoids
  • heart burn
  • high blood pressure
  • hang-overs
  • hives
  • heat exhaustion
  • insomnia
  • ingrown toenails
  • indigestion
  • insect bites
  • inflamed joints
  • jaundice
  • kidney infections
  • leprosy
  • high blood pressure
  • hang-overs
  • hives
  • heat exhaustion
  • insomnia
  • ingrown toenails
  • indigestion
  • insect bites
  • inflamed joints
  • jaundice
  • kidney infections
  • leprosy
  • laryngitis
  • lupus
  • liver ailments
  • leukemia
  • lacerations
  • multiple sclerosis
  • mouth ulcers
  • moles
  • migraines
  • menstrual pain
  • nausea
  • nervous stress
  • nappy rash
  • obesity
  • psoriasis
  • prostatitis
  • pancreas problems
  • pimples
  • problems caused by protozoa(ringworm, fungi, virus)
  • prickly heat
  • periodontal disease
  • radiation burns
  • rashes
  • scar tissue
  • skin lesions
  • stings
  • sties
  • sprains
  • sores
  • scalds
  • stretch marks
  • shingles
  • staph infections
  • sunburn
  • sore throat
  • stomach ulcers
  • sports injuries
  • sinus
  • sun spots
  • spurs
  • tonsillitis
  • tendinitis
  • trachoma
  • tuberculosis
  • tiredness
  • tropical ear
  • ulcers
  • vaginitis
  • venereal sores
  • varicose veins
  • worms
  • warts
  • wounds
  • x-ray burns
  • yeast infection
  • zoster (shingles)

External Use:

Apply the gel from the leaf immediately for burns and scalds, insect bites, nettle stings, chili burns, pain in general and for quick healing. A fresh leaf can be cut open with a knife and the gel applied to the skin. When wiping the aloe leaf directly on the skin, all the sap can appear to have been used up, but if you take a knife and score the inside surface of the leaf with a few cuts, more juice will be released.

Internal Use:

If you wish to use Aloe Vera as a tonic, it can be taken regularly. Cut one or two large leaves from the base of the plant, and allow to stand half an hour to allow the sap to drain. To make an infusion from the leaves, cut them into two centimeter chunks and place the pieces into half liter sized containers and fill them about one third. Top up the containers with cold water and place them in your refrigerator. Leave for eight hours. Pour half into one glass and drink first thing in the morning and also the same before each meal. After draining the infusion refill the jar with water. By having several jars you will be able to maintain a constant process of filling and refilling.

Aloe Vera – certainly an amazing plant with an amazing healing power – both internally and externally.

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  1. Sarah
    20.05.10

    within 1 day of using aloe vera gel on my dermatitis I saw a difference in my hands and it removed the itchiness. Thanks Shelley for the advice.

  2. Danny
    20.05.10

    We have an aloe vera plant just outside our back door. I often use a leaf on cuts, bruises and burns.

    It seems heals much more quickly and it relieves any pain.

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