I don’t know about you, but I often call upon the healing benefits of aloe vera when I get a sunburn in the summer.
For as long as I can remember I have been using aloe vera to help soothe the pain and heal the redness of my sunburns.
While aloe vera has a long history of being used for sunburns, it has an even longer history of being considered a healing plant.
Its use can be traced back 6,000 years to ancient Egypt, where it was called the “plant of immortality” and presented as a gift to pharaohs who had passed away.
The Chinese also have a long history of using the aloe plant, calling it the “harmonious remedy.” The reason aloe vera is considered a “harmonious remedy” is due to the glycoproteins and polysaccharides it contains, which stop pain and inflammation and stimulate skin growth and repair.
There are many healing benefits of aloe vera, ranging from soothing skin to promoting hair health, and if you read on, you will see why you will want to keep aloe vera in your medicine cabinet.
One of the best healing benefits of aloe vera is its ability to heal burns.
Aloe vera has a very long tradition of being used to treat burns.
Dating back to the first century AD, the Greek physician Dioscorides discovered that aloe vera was soothing for burned skin.
Much more recently, science has proven Dioscorides observation true.
In studies, patients with burns heal much faster with aloe vera compared to a placebo, up to 9 days sooner!
This is likely due to the glycoproteins and polysaccharides I mentioned earlier, which decrease inflammation and stimulate repair.
If you want to use aloe vera for burns, you can either buy aloe vera gel or use the gel that is inside the leaves.
Just break off a leaf and put some of the gel on your burn.
The soothing properties that decrease the sub dermal temperature of the skin will really feel nice.
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