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Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is well known for its ability to help sooth the pain caused by burns and scalds. It’s a succulent, tropical plant and legend has it that Alexander the Great loved it so much that he dedicated a whole island off the coast of Somalia to growing this amazing wound healing plant.

The gooey gel like substance within the leaves of the plant can be applied directly to burns, cuts and abrasions to help sooth them. It can also be used in the same way to relieve the pain of shingles, eczema and patches of dry, itchy skin. Aloe vera can also help treat conjunctivitis if applied directly to the eyelids, and as a mouthwash to soothe sore gums. Used as a beauty product, it can help give the skin a healthy glow.

Taking aloe vera juice internally can help support the thyroid and pituitary glands and the ovaries. Aloe vera juice is also an effective, natural laxative but shouldn’t be relied upon for more than a few days.

Try aloe vera in our support + protection therapeutic oil.