Aloe Vera is not just for sunburns! 7 ways to use Aloe Vera as a health treatment.

Aloe Vera is not just for sunburns! 7 ways to use Aloe Vera as a health treatment.

If it isn't obvious already… We love Aloe Vera! 

Even though you may remember aloe vera as that gel from the pharmacy your parents rubbed on your shoulders after a long day in the sun, it serves far more purpose than just treating sunburns. 

Here are seven different ways you can use aloe as a health treatment, both topically and orally.



Cold sores are those annoying little blisters caused by viral infections around the mouth. Aloe can help heal cold sores faster by promoting faster skin cell regeneration, the process in which healthy cells replace infected ones. It also soothes the discomfort and pain induced by them.



 Even though aloe is typically known for its burn healing properties, it is also great at treating its chilly counterpart: frostbite. Induced by exposure to severe cold weather conditions, frostbite ​​typically develops on smaller regions, such as your nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, or toes. If left untreated, frostbite can cause permanent tissue damage to your skin. Aloe is great at healing frostbite in less severe cases by bringing hydration back to the skin. 


Aloe’s soothing and moisturizing properties make it perfect for helping alleviate psoriasis, a condition in which skin cells build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches. Products containing aloe vera, like creams and moisturizers, can help soothe the dry flakiness and inflammation caused by psoriasis.



Since aloe is so great at calming inflamed skin, it is perfect for helping combat acne breakouts. Not only that, but this plant extract has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that using aloe in combination with dermatologist-prescribed acne medication such as tretinoin, aloe can significantly reduce breakouts.

Aside from the topical use of aloe, digesting aloe orally in the form of juices or gels can benefit your internal health...



A backed-up digestive system can be uncomfortable and perhaps even painful. Luckily, aloe vera is a natural laxative and can potentially relieve certain symptoms when consumed orally by promoting digestion. You can maintain regular bowel motions by drinking aloe juice or gel beverages designed for oral use. Drinking aloe can increase the frequency of bowel movements, which has a significant impact on how your stomach feels.



For those with diabetes, keeping track of glucose levels in your blood is extremely important. Typically, a hormone called glucose helps maintain your body's glucose level by using it for energy. However, if you have diabetes, you must keep your blood sugar levels down manually. Drinking aloe vera juice, regular exercise, and healthy eating habits can help keep those blood sugar levels down.



Aloe vera’s antibacterial properties help prevent oral infections such as gum disease and cavities. This makes aloe extract a great and effective alternative for mouthwash. 

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