Aloe Vera - Myth or Medicine.

@raveena (1357)
India
February 1, 2007 4:35am CST
I have heard that Aloe Vera is good for the skin and lots of other things but I am really not sure if I should use.
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@raj_neo07 (151)
• India
1 Feb 07
aelo ver is definetly a good medicine for skin. I sued it to remove my pimple marks and it did work . it works better, with a combination of vitaminE
• United States
3 Feb 07
I have never heard it used like this!! I will have to give it a try - how do you do it?? Just out it on your face??
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• Australia
1 Feb 07
I live in an aloe vera producing area. I've heard many tales about how good it is and how it has cured many things. I have never used any of the aloe products, so I cannot comment on them. However, for over forty years I have had an aloe vera plant near the door of my house. I have plastic (or rather silastic) bones in my fingers, so I tend to drop things or mishandle things, especially when cooking. I often burn or scald my fingers. On such occasions, I or my husband quickly cut a tip off the aloe vera, strip the skin off and rub the gel over the area burnt or scalded. In no time at all, the burning sensation has gone, the redness has gone, and there is no blistering or after-effects. I enjoy exceptionally good health, but if ever I had anything wrong with me that aloe vera is reputed to help, I would try it. It can do no harm, and could very well do a lot of good.
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@raveena (1357)
• India
1 Feb 07
Looks like I have to grow one at home also.
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@soorimd (301)
• India
1 Feb 07
yes it is good for hair and has a cooling effect
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@raveena (1357)
• India
1 Feb 07
Thank you
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• United States
3 Feb 07
The thing I use it for the most is sunburns. Nothing feels better to soothe a fresh sunburn like aloe vera gel out of the fridge! Hehe. I have friends that swear by it to use as a facial cleanser, but I can't say that that really worked for me.
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@mimatexas (1840)
• United States
3 Feb 07
Aloe vera is good for the digestive system, skin, to lose weight and many other things. You apply it for burns, cuts, scars and age spots. I sell aloe vera products, called Forever Living Products and I am very satisfied with the product. The cosmetics are made out of aloe vera.
• India
3 Feb 07
ya i use Aloe Vera - its good for the skin .
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@manong05 (5030)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
Many of my friends grow aloe vera in the backyards. They use if for many purposes. Some just use the stem and rub it on their heads like a solidified shampoo. According to them it has a very soothing effect and possible aid to hair growth. Many believe that it is also good for softening the skin and remove the dry parts. I remember using it once when I accidentally touched a burning charcoal while doing barbeque. It really did help to ease the pain.
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@jam0114 (119)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
it's a medicine! there's a lot of studies which can prove that aloe vera is a medicine!
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• India
1 Feb 07
I don't know much about aloe vera but i was much delighted to know of various ideas people have shared on this discussion. I know just this much that it is used in many cosmetic articles and hence its importance as a beauty enhancer cannot be disclaimed. Well thanks for discussing on this article!!
@coffeechat (1961)
• New Zealand
3 Feb 07
I was badly sunburnt during a beach holiday in Malaysia, as a child. A staff member at the resort, broke off a tip from a nearby plant and offered to dab it on my skin. My skeptical mother agreed to let her try it on a small patch of skin. The next day I am told, the patch healed, but where my mother had put the expensive ointment, the sunburn was pretty raw. Mother quickly had aloe vera applied to the rest of the burns, and the cure was dramatic. Since that time, Aloe Vera is a significant part of all home remedies we use in our family. It is great for cuts, bruises, small open wounds, insect bites and such. It is also a great for hair and skin conditioning. Its juice helps settle quaeasy stomachs. It is just about good for anything.
• New Zealand
10 Feb 07
As a home remedy for minor things it is really without parallel. Highly recommended.
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• New Zealand
23 Feb 07
Thank you for the best response. I would like to add that if we use simple herbal remedies for minor things, we certainly avoid getting all sorts of chemicals into our body system. There is no real assessment of the long term impact of regular chemical usage, but anything natural in therapeutic doses would not be bad for our bodies.
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• Latvia
16 Mar 07
very god and helpfull topic - thank you. i heard about aloe butter and I was about to puschuse it. I am using shea butter and I am very satisficed. I like all natural things.
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
25 Feb 07
My mom and aunt used to grow aloe vera in the garden and I have used the juice of the aloe vera for burns and rashes. So far, I only use it externally but I know of people who also cook and eat it after removing the barbs of course. If you are skeptical about it maybe you could just apply to a small area of your skin and see if there is any adverse reactions. But so far, I have not heard anyone complain about it.
• Pakistan
4 Feb 07
Aloe Vera has been recognised for centuries for its remarkable health-enhancing properties. Although known specifically for external application to the skin, Aloe Juice is now widely used to help a variety of conditions of the digestive tract. The dental uses of Aloe Vera are multiple. It is extremely helpful in the treatment of gum disease; it reduces the bleeding of the gums; it is powerfully antiseptic in gum pockets and its antifungal properties help greatly in the problem of denture stomatitis.
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@blanksolid (1635)
• Spain
3 Feb 07
I have heard also about medical treatments with aloe vera, i think that might be very useful for people who had skin diseases from my point of view, have a nice day on mylot and happy earnings also.
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@shobasvk (788)
• Malaysia
3 Feb 07
Yes,I knew that you can take aloe vera only the white jelly smash it up and make it like a paste and apply to your face.Your face will look good with fresh and soft feelings leaved on and also good to prevent pimples when you apply it on your face regularly.
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@Riptide (2762)
• United States
3 Feb 07
It has soothing effects and works well for burns. I think it's safe to use. Try different products and see which one works best for you.
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• United States
3 Feb 07
You should try it!! You have nothing to loose - only something to gain!! I had a plant when I was a kid and we used it for everything!! The plants are very easy to grow and if you cut off a chunck to use it grows right back. I use aloe vera gel that you buy from the grocery store on my sunburns. You would be amazed at how much better it feels by just outting a little on. It has a wonderful cooling effect!!
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