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How to Use Aloe Vera For Healing Wounds and Cuts

How to Use Aloe Vera For Healing Wounds and Cuts

If you would like to have a house plant which you can also use as a natural remedy and cosmetic product in various ways, then there is nothing better than an aloe vera plant. The plant contains numerous properties that help heal wounds, treat burns, improve your intestinal transit, improve your skin, combat scalp conditions and much, much more. Read this OneHowTo article if you want to know how to cure a wound with aloe vera, plus some other natural remedies for hair, skin and digestive system.

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Treating a wound with aloe vera

Aloe vera is a natural antiseptic and it promotes the healing of damaged skin tissue, so it's great for speeding up the healing process. To treat a wound with aloe vera, simply follow these steps:

  • Clean the wound thoroughly.
  • Apply aloe vera pulp to the wound.
  • Wrap tightly with a bandage.
  • Keep the bandage soaked in aloe vera juice.

The wound should heal quickly and there shouldn't be a scar. You can easily remove the bandage. Aloe vera reduces the risk of infection. Do this treatment morning and night to leave no scars and in the case of painful scrapes or scratches, smoothly glide a freshly cut aloe leaf several times over the area during the next 24 hours.

Healing burns with aloe vera

Aloe vera is also known for being excellent at treating mild burns and relieving the pain that they cause. All this is thanks to its moisturising and healing effects, which allow the skin to regain its normal state much more quickly and prevent scarring.

To feel the benefits, you just have to apply the liquid from an aloe vera leaf directly on the burned area or, if you prefer, apply aloe vera gel instead.

Fight constipation with aloe vera

Aloe vera juice has laxative properties, so it is a good natural remedy for combatting constipation. It promotes better intestinal transit for those who are suffering from constipation.

To use aloe vera as a treatment for constipation, drink a maximum of two glasses of aloe vera juice every day. Be careful with your intake, as it may cause the opposite effect and result in diarrhoea. If you want to know how to prepare this juice step by step, discover the complete recipe in the article how to make aloe vera juice.

Before drinking this juice, it is also important to check if it's good for you. For example, this drink is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, patients with intestinal problems or diseases, liver problems or gallbladder problems.

Treatment for your scalp and your hair

Aloe vera juice can add shine, beauty and volume to your hair. It can also heal some wounds that appear on the scalp and combat undesired conditions like dandruff. If you want to reap the benefits that aloe vera gives your hair, you just have to dampen your hair with some aloe vera pulp. Leave it in for at least 30 or 45 minutes and then afterwards rinse well and wash your hair as you usually do.

Combat stretch marks with aloe vera

If you have stretch marks on any particular area of your body, aloe vera can help make them less visible. This is thanks to its ability to regenerate skin tissue and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Apply aloe vera juice directly over the affected area. Massage the skin in a circular movement to reactivate blood circulation to the area.

In the OneHowTo article on How to use aloe vera for stretch marks, you can see other effective treatments such as anti-stretch masks.

Using aloe vera to remove stains on the skin

This is a great natural remedy to alleviate dark spots on the skin caused by the sun or by growing older. Apply some aloe vera juice on the area twice a day. You will see how little by little the marks are reduced and your skin will look so much smoother and even. Of course, you have to use it consistently, otherwise you might not get the results you'd like to have.

Treating acne with aloe vera

Give your skin a good clean in the morning and at night by applying aloe vera juice directly on those areas of the skin besieged with blackheads, pimples and other imperfections.

If you want to remove old acne scars, apply some aloe vera juice in the morning and again at night until the scars are gone. This can take several months and if your skin is dry, do not forget to use a moisturiser.

Aloe vera for asthma

Patients with asthma can also benefit from aloe vera to relieve inflammation of the airways and ease the passage of air. To do so, simply boil some aloe vera leaves in a saucepan with water and then put your face over the pan and breathe in the vapours.

How to know if you are allergic to aloe vera

Before doing any kind of treatment, you should check if you're allergic to aloe vera. You may not get the results you want, so here's a guide to finding out if you're allergic to aloe vera:

  • Apply a small amount of aloe vera juice to the inside of your arm or just behind your ears. If a rash appears or if you experience a burning sensation in a few minutes, do not use aloe vera for first aid treatments.

Some facts about aloe vera

  • After using a piece of aloe vera to treat a wound or cut, it can be refrigerated and kept in good condition for 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Aloe vera is astringent and can cause dry skin, so you should apply baby oil or any other lubricant to prevent the skin drying out.
  • Which leaves are the best for first aid treatments? The lower leaves (the ones closest to the ground) should be used first, as these are larger and older. They contain more juice and so, more healing properties.

Warning for diabetics

Drinking aloe vera juice might allow the pancreas to produce more of its own insulin, so before drinking aloe vera juice it is critical to check with your doctor and follow their instructions at all times.

Remember that these are complementary natural remedies. Under no circumstances should they replace any medicines that have been recommended by a doctor or a health specialist. Do your research so that you do not jeopardise your own health.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO doe not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis.We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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