(NaturalNews) It has been proven that aloe vera can be used to treat acne, with improvements seen in as little as one week. Acne sufferers can see a remarkable improvement by simply breaking an aloe vera leaf and applying the watery gel to the acne lesions. It should be noted that aloe vera does not "cure" acne, but it greatly reduces the swelling, inflammation and redness associated with acne. Further, if you use the aloe vera every day, it will help prevent acne outbreaks. In addition to treating acne, the hidden secrets of this simple plant are being used for the treatment of many other skin problems.
Aloe vera has long been used to treat wounds and burns and to improve the appearance of the skin. This miraculous plant is being used to treat everything from stomach ailments to cancers. According to Father Romano Zago, aloe vera is now being used to cure cancer, and his simple recipe, which utilizes the entire aloe vera leaf, is comprised of three ingredients. This formula has been successful in treating thousands of cancer sufferers.
Some Simple Homemade Remedies Using Aloe Vera:
Acne Treatment – Rub the gel on the affected area twice a day. Your acne will improve within one week.
Body Rub – Cut open an aloe leaf, remove the gel out and rub it all over your body. Rinse off the gel after twenty minutes and feel the difference.
Cold Sores – Apply aloe vera to cold sores twice daily. The symptoms will be resolved within one day and cured within one week.
Diaper Rash – After a warm bath, massage the affected areas with aloe vera gel. You will see results within three days.
Eczema – Create a paste using the leaves of the aloe vera plant and apply to dry skin three times daily. You will see results in one month.
Skin Cancer – Apply the gel liberally to all affected areas. You will see results in three months.
Skin Wounds and Abrasions – Rub the gel onto wounds or abrasions twice a day. Improvement and healing will be observed within three days.
Power-Packed Energizing Green Smoothie Recipe:
1 cup of water
1 cup of spinach
1 pear or any fruit you desire
1 leaf (enough to make 2-4 ounces of juice) of an aloe vera plant (the whole leaf)
1 tablespoon of raw honey
2 tablespoons of ground olive leaf
For a delicious, energizing green smoothie, blend all the ingredients for one minute and enjoy.
View a photo tour on how to harvest aloe vera leaves:
Warnings and Precautions for Using Aloe Vera:
1. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use the exterior portion of aloe vera leaves for treating ailments or creating drinks.
2. People who have hemorrhoids, ulcers, diverticulosis, colitis, Crohn's disease or irritable bowel syndrome should not use aloe vera without first consulting a physician.
3. Be cautious when using aloe vera as a laxative, as it may cause digestive problems.