Aloe vera benefits..

@lady1993 (13049)
Philippines
April 9, 2013 7:55pm CST
we have an aloe vera plant at home.. and i am currently using it as an overnight mask..the juice or something.. Is it okay or harmful? Which parts are useful, the solid inside, or the liquid-ish surrounding the solid part? What are other uses of the aloe vera plant?
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@celticeagle (111701)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Apr 13
You preak over the spikes and use the inner gel. It is good for aid in weight loss, eases digestion and digestive track work, detoxifies the body and there for help in treating ulcers, cleansing the colon. It also strengthens gums, promotes strong teeth, relieves heartburn, reduces cholesterol and triglycerides for a healthy heart, aids in elimination, arthritis and rheumatism pain, reduces the sting and itch of insect bites, alleviates mysterious rashes, reduces tissue damage from frostbite, speeds up hair growth, prevents stretch marks and scars, and works as a great antibiotic and inflammation reducer. And that is just the beginning. It also helps with the immune function and is being looked at by researchers for its possible potential as a AIDS and cancer fighter.
@lady1993 (13049)
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
Thank you for the information- i have never known aloe vera was also good for internal stuff.. so you eat it? Let's just hope the scientists will find a way to use this aloe vera to cure AIDS once and for all.
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@celticeagle (111701)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Apr 13
You can buy it in gel, juice and plant forms.
@mariaperalta (19097)
• Mexico
10 Apr 13
Here in Mexico they use it for cuts and burns. Takes the pain out.. Try it sometime.
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@lady1993 (13049)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
That is quite useful, thank you mariaperalta. next time i have a cut or burn, i shall definitely put aloe vera gel on it. I hope i don't get one too soon though.
• Mexico
10 Apr 13
It seems to work for us here in mx, have a great wed. there.
• India
10 Apr 13
everyone knows that aloe vera is very useful herbal remedy for curing several diseases and disorders, but does not aware about its proper uses and doses. discussion should be more elaborated to understand more effectively.
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@lady1993 (13049)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
YEah, aloe vera does have many benefits.. But the ones i am aware of are just its benefits for the scalp or hair growth and the skin.. i didn't think it could help with internal stuff too. that's new.
@bintang9 (196)
• Indonesia
10 Apr 13
I have experience related to aloe vera. At that time I got a typhus disease. I was hospitalized at about 30 days.As a result I lost my hair and just little left. So thin. There is my neighbor told me that it must be given aloe vera in order the hair become thick again. And everyday I give my hair with aloe vera after I pick from my garden. after few days later, my hair grew up again and become thick just like before.
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@lady1993 (13049)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
Wow.. that is amazing.. Although i may not be able to use it now, my parents can.. Which part of the aloe vera did you use? Was it the gel-ish, liquid-ish inside? How Which part of the head did you apply it on? scalp or hair?
@marguicha (76297)
• Chile
10 Apr 13
We use it for burns and cuts. But there are also all kinds of creams, shampoos and conditioners made from it. I use aloe vera shampoo to wash my hair. And the only paper tissue that I`m not allergic to is one that has aloe vera.
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@lady1993 (13049)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
OH, i didn't know aloe vera was used in a lot of stuff.. But i did see some shampoos which has aloe vera.. Thank you for your response.
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
You know i also tried using aloe vera for my face and its harmless . Just don't use the yellowish jelly from it . I stopped using it for my face when i had an excessive hairfall , i used aloe vera to help my hair grows and you know what it really works ! Its also used to relief a sunburn .
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@lady1993 (13049)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
Oh, the yellowish stuff is harmful? So i should only use the transparent liquid then ... What about the solid part inside the aloe vera? Do you know if it can be used at all?
• India
10 Apr 13
I don't know about the solid part but I do know that the juice or gel has many uses.It speeds up the healing of wounds,used to stop inflammation caused by centipede bite etc.,it lowers blood sugar,detoxifies the body,improves digestion,increases hemoglobin and is also good for skin.The disadvantages that I know are caused by ingesting too much Aloe vera juice.It can cause stomach pain, diarrhea etc.It can also lower blood pressure and hence can be very harmful.
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@lady1993 (13049)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
Oh, so i has some advantages and disadvantages then., thank you for the information. Too bad only the juice is quite helpful, not the solid part which comprises mot of the plant.
@youless (84784)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Apr 13
There are many benefits of the aloe vera. I heard that it can be helpful for acne and scald. It can just be used directly on the skin and it is not harmful at all. It is a natural medicine.
@lady1993 (13049)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
Oh, then it really is useful for me.. My parents can use it for their scalp and i can use it for my face. Ihope it works fast though..
@savypat (20248)
• United States
10 Apr 13
All burns are treated with the inside of the leaf. We use it on any burn under two degrees. It helps heal and takes the pain away. I just scrape the spines off and cut the leaf open, then tape the open part of the leaf onto the wound or burn, I leave it there at least over night, when you take it off you will find that most of the inside of the plant has been absorbed by the body. I don't use this on anything that needs stiches or other doctor's care, but it can be applied even after the wound is several days old. Blessings
@lady1993 (13049)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
Oh, thank you for that information - you even placed instructions. i have not been burned for a while, fortunately.. But it will surely be useful in th future.