Is Aloe Vera Useful?
Is Aloe Vera useful in treating X-ray burns, supporting surgical recovery, treating diabetes, treating sunburn, cancer and even in restraining HIV infection…?
At the turn of the 20th century Sir George Watts wrote a series of annual works entitled ‘A Dictionary of Economic Products of India”.
In these writings he included a section on Aloe Vera in which he credited the plant with no fewer than 43 different uses including external use, with it’s superior moisturising properties and internal use as an exceptionally nutritional health drink.
Doctors and scientists had been unable to explain or duplicate the plant’s healing properties until the late 1960’s when Dr. Bill Coates, a pharmacist from Dallas, Texas, discovered a method to extract and stabilise the Aloe Vera gel from the leaves using a process which retained the full potency of this amazing healing plant.
The list of ailments Aloe Vera is used for in holistic medicine is even longer than the list of nutrients. It has been successfully used in the healing process of burns, wounds, gastric ulcers, and as a treatment for diabetes and diabetic wounds to name but a few.
A polysaccharide in Aloe Vera, called Gluco-mannan, works as an anti-inflammatory, other components of Aloe Vera have shown anti-viral properties.
Among its other healing ingredients, Aloe Vera contains salicylic acid, which is the main content of aspirin. The salicylic acid and magnesium in Aloe Vera are thought to work together for an analgesic effect on burns.
Is Aloe Vera useful in treating X-ray burns?
Aloe Vera was used in 1935 to treat third-degree X-ray burns, and more modern medicine uses it to treat atomic radiation burns. Applied to wounds, the gel not only reduces pain and infection, it stimulates cell regeneration and therefore the growth of new tissue and skin. Scarring can be reduced significantly by using Aloe Vera.
In 1959 the F.D.A. stated upon review the F.D.A. admits that Aloe Vera does actually regenerate skin tissue
Is Aloe Vera useful in supporting surgical recovery?
According to a report in the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology, Aloe Vera reduces surgical recovery time.
Eighteen acne patients underwent facial dermabrasion surgery, in which lesions are scraped away. Dressings were applied to their faces, with half of each person’s face receiving the standard dressing coated with surgical gel, and the other half with Aloe Vera added to this dressing.
The half of the face treated with Aloe Vera healed approximately 72 hours faster than the other side which had just the standard dressing without Aloe Vera!
Dermatologist James Fulton, M.D., of Newport Beach, California, principal author of the report uses topical Aloe Vera in his practice to speed wound healing. He says any wound we treat whether it’s suturing a cut or removing a skin cancer, heals better with Aloe Vera on it.;
Is Aloe Vera useful in treating Diabetes?
Hormone Research reported that Aloe Vera reduced the blood sugar levels in diabetics.
5 patients with adult (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes were given 1/2 teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel daily for up to 14 weeks.
Blood sugar levels were reduced in all patients by an average of 45% with no change in their total weight.
These sort of results achieved time and time again using Aloe Vera are as a result of its work with ‘the inner doctor’, our immune system.
Aloe Vera boosts the immune system, replenishing the nutrients the human body needs as required.
Aloe Vera provides many different benefits because of the number of nutrients that it contains. The many health benefits of Aloe Vera come from a synergy between the different nutrients, rather than as a consequence of one ‘magic’ ingredient.
In the following pages I will be showing you more ways in which Aloe Vera can help you and your family tremendously with a variety of ailments and conditions starting with Sun Burn. So now let’s find out… is Aloe Vera useful in treating Sun Burn