For thousands of years, aloe vera has been revered for its curative powers. About 99% of it is water, and the last 1% is just pure goodness. Although most of us have heard that aloe vera works wonders for sunburns, it also offers a plethora of additional health benefits that qualify it as a super-plant.
1. Treat cuts and wounds.
Aloe vera has been known for centuries as a great healer for different types of skin damage, such as cuts. It increases the growth of new skin and tissue cells and accelerates tissue regeneration. Here’s how you can use it:
- Chop the leaf in half, lengthwise.
- Place the cut side on the cut.
2. Treat burns.
Small burns have traditionally been treated with aloe vera. Similar to menthol, it provides a cooling effect, calms inflammation, and stimulates skin and tissue regeneration. This is how to apply it:
- Cut off any spikes from the leaf.
- Cut the leaves lengthwise.
- Scoop out the clear gel with a knife.
- Apply the gel directly to the burn.