How to use Aloe Vera?
The gel obtained directly from the leaves of aloe vera is used for application to damaged areas of the skin.
It can be applied several times a day.
The gel is used for burns of the 1st and 2nd degree, skin infections and inflammations, genital herpes, lichen planus, psoriasis.
In cosmetics, it can be used as a serum before applying a day cream.
Aloe vera juice is used in capsules in the evening before going to bed and for constipation, which lasts only a few days.
Start with small doses, and then increase the dose as needed.
The gel, diluted with water, is used to relieve stomach cramps and improve digestion.
Aloe vera gel has a regulating effect on liver function, promotes the elimination of toxins from the liver and kidneys and simultaneously stimulates immune protection.
What are the benefits of aloe vera?
- Against sunburn : for sunburn of the 1st or 2nd degree, the use of pure aloe vera helps to soothe the burn and accelerate healing. Apply several times a day until relief.
- Against acne : aloe vera has a healing, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and regenerating effect on the skin, it is recommended to apply to a cleansed face in the morning and / or evening.
- For dry hair: Aloe vera gel has a firming effect on the hair. It is effective for inflammation of the scalp . It is recommended to mix 2 to 3 tablespoons of gel with 1 tablespoon of honey. Then apply to the hair and leave for 1-3 hours before shampooing.
- Against redness: aloe vera gel has a moisturizing effect. It can be applied as a mask on the face, neck and decollete area, relieves redness and moisturizes.
- Against genital herpes : Aloe vera gel can be an effective remedy for the relief of lesions caused by herpes. Due to its healing and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin and mucous membranes, aloe vera creates a protective film and activates cell regeneration.
- For psoriasis: aloe vera gel relieves mild and moderate psoriasis lesions.
- Against red lichen planus: this autoimmune disease is manifested by lesions of the skin and mucous membranes. Applying aloe vera gel to the affected areas helps to reduce symptoms. Aloe vera gel can be used for mouthwash 3 times a day to relieve oral lesions.
What are the side effects?
- It is recommended to use the purest aloe vera gel.
- Products intended for this purpose are recommended for internal use, it is important that they do not contain aloin, which leads to undesirable laxative effects.
- The gel should be stored at a low temperature and not heated.
- After applying aloe vera gel, it is not recommended to stay in the sun because of its photosensitizing effect.
- Drinking aloe vera juice also leads to side effects: discomfort, vomiting, diarrhea.
What are the contraindications?
- The internal use of aloe vera gel and juice is contraindicated for pregnant or lactating women, as well as children.
- The use of aloe vera gel and juice is not recommended for abdominal pain of unknown origin, intestinal obstruction, and acute intestinal inflammation.
- Aloe vera is not recommended for kidney diseases.
Patients taking laxatives or diuretics should also avoid drug interactions with aloe vera juice.