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Aloe Vera: Beyond Treating a Sunburn

Monday, September 4th 2023 10:00am 3 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Aside from its renowned ability to alleviate sunburn, aloe vera possesses a diverse range of applications that can enhance your overall health and well-being. This versatile plant can be consumed to combat inflammation and irritable bowel syndrome, or applied topically to combat skin conditions like eczema. Here are compelling reasons why you should either maintain an aloe vera plant at home or begin cultivating one today.

Aloe vera, scientifically known as Aloe barbadensis, is not just a remedy for sunburn but also a plant with numerous benefits. This succulent plant, characterized by its thick, short stem, serves as a valuable natural treatment that even those without a knack for gardening enjoy nurturing in their homes.

Aloe vera stores water in its leaves, which contain a gel-like substance that is often associated with the plant. Its extensive use in the food, cosmetic, and medicinal industries has created a significant global market worth over $13 billion annually. Here is a brief overview of the therapeutic advantages of aloe that you should take into account.

Nourishing juice

Aloe vera juice, available at select cafes and health food stores, is a refreshing beverage that can be served cold and offers a healthier alternative to many sugary drinks.

Studies have shown various benefits of aloe vera juice, such as its laxative properties that can alleviate constipation, and its anti-inflammatory effects that can help relieve pain and reduce gum inflammation when used as a mouthwash.

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