- As a gel, Aloe is used for wound healing with its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties
- Aloe also is used for stimulating the immune system and collagen synthesis for healing burns and wounds
- Its anti-inflammatory compounds make it soothing for skin problems like acne and damaged skin
- Aloe juice is used to help with digestion and improving the digestive tract and cleansing of the liver, kidneys, stomach, bladder and colon.
Aloe has been used for millenia for healing. Before us, the ancient Egyptians used the gel found in Aloe leaves for infections, skin problems, burns and as a laxative. The Arab traders took Aloe from Europe to Asia where Indian Ayurvedic physicians prescribed it for skin problems and intestinal and menstrual conditions. Although the extract of Aloe is almost completely water, about 1% of it is incredibly rich in vitamins A, C and E, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and proteins.
Latin name: Aloe barbadensis
Type: Organic, Dried Powder
£9.95 – £18.95
From lower leaves of the plant, cut off several inches, slice along the length of the leaves and apply the gel that emerges on to a clean, washed wound or burn SEE HOW TO MAKE ALOE VERA GEL
- Pregnant women and nursing mothers should not take Aloe internally due to its laxative compounds.
- If you are taking any form of medicine consult your doctor before taking Aloe juice internally