Aloe Vera as an Aid to Healing Burns

Aloe-Vera Aloe Vera, known for its Medicinal Uses and Applications
The aloe plant has long been known for its soothing healing qualities for sun burn pain. It’s also been used in vitamins and moisturizers and often as a houseplant.
Aloe is a plant genus belonging to the Asphodelaceae family, its cousins are onions and asparagus. The Aloe grows naturally in Africa, and other family members are popular houseplants found around the world. The most famous member of the genus though is Aloe Vera

The most frequent use of the aloe plant is as a topical gel
. Gels made from Aloe are used to treat skin burns and minor scrapes and it’s benefits range from soothing inflammation, pain relief, and a reduction in possible infection. Studies show that regular use of an Aloe based gel will actually speed the healing process in minor wounds, and even severe burns. Its use has been chronicled for hundreds of years. The thick leaves can be snapped open, and the moist open ends of the leave can be rubbed directly onto a burn or scrape directly.
The moisture from the Aloe leaves are extracted from plants grow on large aloe plantation farms and made into the popular gel most people are familiar with. It’s become popular with advertising finding its way into skin lotions, cosmetic products, shampoos, lip balms, soaps and sunscreens.

The benefits of Aloe include its strong moisturizing capacity, and its extract contains a number of vitamins and minerals believed to promote healthy skin. Another benefit is it being a very gentle substance, so it can be used in sensitive areas, such as around the eyes.

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