Aloe Vera originated from North Africa and has been used as an herbal medicine since the first century. Jillie has collaborated a rather comprehensive list of the many uses and benefits of the Aloe Vera plant. Here’s a sample:
Treat burns from minor mishaps in the kitchen — from grease splatters or hot utensils — with a mix of aloe gel and vitamin E oil.
Soothe and heal sunburns. Aloe contains cooling properties similar to menthol.
Take the sting or itch out of insect bites.
For soft feet make an exfoliating foot mask by mixing together a half cup of oatmeal, a half cup of corn meal, four tbsp. of aloe vera gel and a half cup of unscented body lotion.
Swab over blisters for quick relief.
Replace creams and lotions as a general moisturizer for dry skin. Aloe is fast absorbing!
Reverse signs of aging skin and wrinkles. Cleopatra did!
Jillie’s list is fairly lengthy and filled with gems of how the plant can be used to improve health and life even today in the twenty-first century.