Do you have a large family that gets a lot of cuts, scrapes, scratches and burns? Do you always have a first-aid kit on hand, but seem to always be out of antibiotic cream to apply to your injured family member's wound? If you said, "Yes!" to any of those questions, you need to go out and buy an aloe vera plant for your home.
The reason all households should have an aloe vera house plant in their home is because aloe vera plants have many healing powers that help treat many skin wounds naturally without side affects.
What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe vera is a plant that has thick spiky leaves and contains a powerful clear healing gel inside the leaves when you break them open. The gel inside this plant contains really powerful antioxidants that help rapidly heal any type of skin wound as well as protect it from any possible infections. Aloe vera is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits because it helps bring down severe swelling and even helps bring down painful itchy skin rashes too.
What can Aloe Vera help Treat?
Other ailments aloe vera help cure and prevent are fugal and bacterial infections, yeast infections, constipation, ulcers and arthritis. However you have to drink aloe juice to help heal these common illnesses. You can buy aloe juice at any of your local health food store for around ten dollars, which I know sounds pricey, but I can guarantee you; you will be satisfied with the healing results it brings.
Now if you can't find aloe juice or simply do not like the taste of the beverage, you can also by aloe vera gel supplements from your local drug store or health food store and take these instead, but make sure you talk to your doctor first to make sure the supplement is right and safe for you. You will also want to discuss with your doctor the proper dosage of aloe that needs to be taken per day to achieve the healing benefits you are looking for.
You see, aloe vera plants are not just used for unique exotic household plants. They are used for many common health problems too, which is why every household should have an aloe plant near by for treating those cuts, scrapes and burns naturally.
However, severe cuts, scrapes, burns and other skin problems should be checked out by a doctor for proper treatment to prevent serious infections.
Written by Elise Marie
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