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BASICS
INDEX


Why Aloe?
What is Aloe?
History
Nutrients Common Uses

Common Uses

Most Common Usage of Aloe Vera

Medicinal Part used: The leaves, the fresh leaf gel and latex Aloe latex is the sticky residue left over after the liquid from cut Aloe leaves has evaporated Aloe vera extract is made by pulverizing the whole leaves of the plant Aloe juice and gel is made from the inner leaf (most commonly used for minor cuts and burns)

Bacterial, Viral, Fungal and Parasitic Conditions

  • AIDS
  • eliminates parasites (especially protozoan infections)
  • relieves Herpes simplex & zoster
  • relieves symptoms of Candida
  • relieves symptoms of Epstein-Barr virus (chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • relieves symptoms of fungal infections
  • relieves symptoms of genital herpes
  • relieves symptoms of yeast infections
  • Staphylococcus infections
  • vaginitis
  • viral infections

Blood Conditions

  • aids hyperglycemia
  • aids in blood circulation
  • hemorrhoids
  • lowers blood sugar in people with type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes

Cardiovascular Conditions

  • Relieves hypertension

Female Conditions

  • Menstrual cramps and irregularity
  • Suppressed menses

Gastrointestinal Conditions

  • colic
  • constipation
  • dyspepsia
  • facilitates digestion by aiding the immune system
  • helps cleanse the digestive tract by exerting a soothing, balancing effect
  • helpful to the stomach, small intestine and colon
  • intestinal infection
  • keeps the bowels functioning smoothly and helps when there is an impaction
  • moves allergenic proteins from the small intestine into the colon
  • aids in healing wounds by drawing out infection and preventing infection from starting
  • naturally alkalizes digestive juices to prevent over-acidity
  • promotes a favorable balance of gastrointestinal symbiotic bacteria and decreased yeast populations
  • relieves nausea
  • relieves symptoms of indigestion
  • stimulates activity of the gastrointestinal tract
  • stimulates intestinal motility

Genitourinary Conditions

  • assists kidney function

Immune System Conditions

  • allergic reactions
  • has immune-stimulating actions
  • strengthens the body's natural resistance

Inflammatory Conditions

  • relieves arthritis

Liver Conditions

  • assists liver and gall bladder functions
  • helps hypercholesterolemia

Respiratory Tract Conditions

  • colds
  • relieves symptoms of esophagal reflex
  • relieves symptoms of gingivitis

Other Conditions

  • aids in lymphatic circulation
  • as a cathartic for persons of a phlegmatic nature or sedentary habits
  • helps pruritis
  • is beneficial for persons of a sedentary nature or phlegmatic constitution
  • ulcerations

Aloe vera juice soothes digestive tract irritations such as

  • colitis
  • duodenal ulcers
  • peptic ulcers

Aloe is used for inflammatory bowel conditions such as

  • Crohn's disease
  • gastritis
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • ulcerative colitis

Externally Aloe vera gel is helpful for

  • abrasions
  • acne
  • boils
  • burns
  • bursitis
  • carbuncles
  • chafed and cracked skin
  • chafed nipples from breastfeeding
  • contusions
  • cuts and scratches
  • dandruff
  • denture (gum) sores
  • dermatitis
  • edema (swelling)
  • hemorrhoids
  • inflamed eyes
  • insect bites
  • post-treatment dental discomfort and pain
  • radiation burns
  • rashes
  • psoriasis
  • skin irritation
  • skin rashes
  • sprains
  • stings
  • sunburn
  • tendonitis
  • ulcers
  • varicose veins
  • warts
  • wounds
  • wrinkles
  • X-ray burns

by placing a protective coating on the affected areas which

  • accelerates the rate of healing
  • decreases swelling and redness
  • increases the availability of oxygen to the skin
  • increases the synthesis and strength of tissue
  • prevents blisters
  • reduces inflammation
  • relieves pain

Externally it can also

  • aid in keeping the skin supple
  • draw out infection
  • help control of acne and eczema
  • have a moisturizing effect on the skin
  • prevent infection
  • relieve itching due to insect bites and allergies