Apr 8th, 2012 by Cordelia
Warts, in most cases, are just not at all wanted. The reason being, they’re small growths that are very visible, depending on the part of your body they are found on. These types of growths are, typically, harmless and non-cancerous, but they’re still not at all wanted. If you have been searching all over for a successful, yet inexpensive method to have one, or several, warts eliminated, you might want to consider attempting an alternative, all natural treatment by trying the aloe vera method.
Although it can’t be stated conclusively that aloe vera is a successful wart elimination technique, you will find a sufficient amount of testimonials available to take into account. Your own final results may vary and it’s possible it may not work well for you, while it can work wonders for other people. Nevertheless, it won’t ever hurt the skin, nor will ever leave any scarring or make it any way worse, just to try it out.
To begin, you will need to saturate a small ball of cotton with pure aloe vera gel. Following the soaking, you will need to tape the ball of cotton to your wart for a minimum of one minute. Longer is better.
You will need to add aloe vera gel to the wart, either directly, or by using the soaked ball of cotton for it, every couple of hours. Apart from the daily changes, as long as you continue to leave the aloe vera gel soaked cotton ball in place as instructed, your wart should fall off anywhere from a number of days to a few weeks.
Apr 29th, 2010 by Cordelia
Are your fingernails looking not-so-healthy, dried out, brittle and cracked? Aloe vera can help as a nail strengthener to aid in holding the beauty of your fingernails and looking healthy and strong.
Ultimately, a good diet rich with protein, calcium and vitamin C, plus drinking plenty of water, is very important. This very simple aloe vera solution, along with a proper diet, will help particularly if you work with your hands a great deal, or for during those bitter cold winters!
What you will need:
- 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
- 2 drops witch hazel
In a small bowl, stir the two ingredients using a fork or wire whisk until blended completely. With your fingertip, gently rub a small amount of the aloe vera and witch hazel gel on your entire fingernail, wiping off any excess gel with a clean tissue.
The witch hazel mixed with the aloe vera gel is for lifting excess oil while keeping your nail healthy and conditioned.
You can use the aloe vera and witch hazel gel mixture as often as you feel you need to.
Apr 6th, 2008 by Cordelia
On the health and first aid side of aloe vera for your mouth:
Are you plagued by persistent mouth ulcers? Well another one-up for aloe vera gel, as research has been showing, it is effective for helping to ease the painful stinging and burning associated with mouth ulcers, as well as the ulcers themselves. Aloe vera has been used as an herbal remedy for mouth ulcers and easing the pain of those that suffer from it for quite some time, but some backup with a study is welcomed news!
For some relief and to speed up healing of mouth ulcers, try aloe vera juice as a mouthwash three times a day.
And on the beauty side of aloe vera for your mouth, is a great moisturizing, homemade recipe for lip gloss!
Ingredients you’ll need:
- 2 tsp petroleum jelly
- 2 tsp aloe vera gel
- 8 drops of your favorite flavored oil (coconut, mint, etc)
Mix all indredients well in a small microwave safe bowl, and heat for 1 1/2 – 2 minutes in the microwave. Remove bowl and stir again, then pour into a small container with a lid. Let it cool completely before using.
Note that this is lip gloss, and not a lip balm. If your lips are chapped, use some olive oil to help those lips first, as it works very well on chapped lips. Petroleum jelly is not the best to use, and this recipe does have it.
Mar 14th, 2008 by Cordelia
I’ve extremely sensitive skin and needed to look into something that worked well, particularly with my face, because all the products I’ve used are simply much too harsh.
If you’ve that same overly sensitive skin, you may want to try this aloe vera facial mask as well. It may sound a little gross at first, but your sensitive skin will love it!
4 tbsp of PURE aloe vera gel (as in, get it from the plant!)
2 tbsp of PLAIN yogurt
6 tbsp of FRESH cucumber juice. (note: if you don’t own a juicer, you can grate a peeled cucumber onto a fine net cloth, or muslin cloth – fold the cloth around the grated cuke, and ‘wring’ the cucumber juice into a bowl)
Mix all ingredients well and gently apply to your face and neck, and leave it there for about 15-20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water, (don’t scrub it or anything!) and then a final rinse with colder water to close the pores. Pat face dry with a towel, and you’re good to go!
The yogurt and cucumber cleans, and the aloe vera moisturizes and soothes. I, personally, do this once a week. More than that, certainly will not hurt.
Give it a try!
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Mar 13th, 2008 by Cordelia
Everyone knows aloe vera is a welcomed, soothing remedy for burns, but it’s also useful in a variety of ways, when minor external first aid is needed.
Here’s just a few:
- For sunburn, or minor burns (where there is redness only) simply snapping off a leaf and dabbing the gel onto it will soothe wonderfully.
- Because of it’s antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic qualities, aloe gel will harden into a natural bandage and can be used for minor abrasions, grazes and bruises.
- Many have reported it will greatly reduce the appearance of scars when applied.
- After shaving legs, bikini area, face, etc., applying aloe gel will diminish razor burns and heal minor cuts very quickly with no scarring.
- Aloe vera has done wonders for people with acne, and helps reduce the redness and scarring when applied to face.
- Aloe vera has also been known to relieve and/or improve other external skin discomforts such as eczema, psoriasis, ulcers, stings, bites, bruises, sprains and frostbite.
Please note: Aloe vera should never be used in place of an antiseptic. Once an injury is cleaned and treated as necessary, aloe gel can be applied to help protect the wound and speed the healing process.
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Mar 10th, 2008 by Cordelia
Aloe vera has always been considered the “Wonder Plant” through history, due to it’s external healing abilities, but it is also a wonderful herbal alternative for internal health as well.
- Due to it’s anti-inflammatory traits, as well as increasing the ability to absorb nutrients in the digestive system, aloe vera has been used through time to greatly relieve constipation and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), help with heartburn and soothe peptic ulcers. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis treatment is also a possibility with use of aloe vera.
- Aloe vera has also been used to strengthen and improve the immune system because of the essential vitamins, minerals and enzymes it contains, as well as restoring vital amino acids your body needs.
- It has been said to help reduce blood sugar levels in diabetes, with claims of a 45% reduction.
- It has also been claimed that aloe vera can repair elastin and collagen in the skin and joints.
There’s been a wide variety of potential internal use of aloe vera to help with ailments and diseases ranging from arthritis, to dental problems, on down to cancer, but aloe vera is mostly recognized and used for it’s internal benefits to both the digestive and immune system.
If you are considering using aloe vera as an alternative to potentially harsh medicines, you should take caution when using it straight from a plant, and always consult a physician, especially if you are pregnant or considering the alternative for a child or pet. There are different processes for aloe vera and it’s very likely you will not benefit at all if using improper extracting methods for internal use. I strongly advise against it since ingesting improperly will cause various problems like diarrhea, and worse.
There are aloe vera juices on the market, but most cannot tolerate the taste at all, or the juices are watered down, which greatly reduces the benefits as well. My suggestion would be to use an aloe vera natural whole herb supplement that you can easily swallow if the aloe vera juice isn’t pleasing to your tastebuds.
Here’s to your health!
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