Aloe vera is one of the most widely used plants in the world today. Aloe has actually been well known for centuries for its incredible healing and soothing properties, both internally and externally. The aloe vera plant is a stemless or very short stemmed succulent plant that grows to be anywhere from 80-100 cm tall.
When it comes to the cultivation of the aloe vera plant, it is relatively easy to care for as long as it is grown in frost free climates. It has a long history of cultivation throughout the drier tropical and subtropical regions of the world. In terms of medicinal uses it is alleged that the sap from the aloe vera plant can be used to ease pain and reduce inflammation, and a study that was performed several years back actually showed that the healing time of an average burn was reduced significantly when treated with aloe vera gel.
A few of the many uses of the aloe vera plant include blisters, insect bites, rashes, sores, herpes, conjunctivitis, allergic reactions and dry skin.
Using aloe vera juice to treat an allergic reaction is one of the most common uses of all, as it can help to speed the recovery better than almost any other treatment. The best way to use aloe vera juice to treat an allergic reaction is to apply it topically to the affected area, and keep in mind that you may need to make several applications to receive full relief.
Allergic Reaction to Aloe Vera
Although this is not something that usually has to be worried about, there is the possibility of experiencing an allergic reaction to the aloe vera plant or its juices.
Although the incidence of an allergic reaction to aloe vera juice is incredibly rare it does still happen and so you will need to be prepared for this just in case, especially if you have never used aloe vera juice before. By being prepared you will understand what has to be done to help an allergic reaction to aloe vera juice which will be greatly to your advantage if you ever do experience an allergic reaction to aloe vera juice yourself.
The benefits of aloe vera are truly incredulous, but in order to ensure that you are not allergic to the plant you should do a test on your hand, by simply dabbing a bit of the aloe vera juice onto your hand and watching to see if there is a reaction.