10 Unusual Uses Of Aloe Vera

10 Unusual Uses Of Aloe Vera

March 30, 2022 0 By Ngare Wambui

Aloe Vera plant has been known to have several health and medical properties. It is regarded as one of nature’s best herbal remedies.

The Aloe Vera plant has been known to treat skin Infections, improve hair growth, remove make up and even soothe sunburns.

There are other uses of Aloe Vera that you probably didn’t know which are unusual yet effective. Here is our list:

1. Used as a shaving gel

You might have been probably using shaving gel from the stores which are probably mixed with chemicals to enhance its effectiveness. Instead of using the shaving creams, you may use aloe vera. The Aloe Vera plant has anti-inflammatory properties and is packed with enzymes. It also has a natural moisturizer to guve you a fresg feeling after shaving. The best part is that, it will not only give you a clean, smooth shave but also you can use it as an aftershave gel. Hitting two birds with one stone.

2. Soothes asma

If you are suffering from asthma or know someone who is, you can put aloe vera gel in boiling water and inhale the steam for immediate relief. It’s nature of being anti-inflammatory reduces inflammation and lowers mucus production in your system. You can also use the plant’s gel to treat sore throats by mixing some aloe vera in water and gargle with it three times a day.

3. Cleans your pet’s ears

Cleaning your pet’s ears can be tricky. One, the pets could be sturbon during the process, or two, you might just be lacking the best tools to use. You can use Aloe Vera gel to do the job. Just apply the gel to your pet’s ears and use a clean cloth to wipe it off, along with all the accumulated dirt and grime.

4. Sanitize hands

Being the pandemic era, it’s healthy to sanitize your hands just so you stay safe from the virus. And what’s the best way to do this in the best natural way ever? You guessed right – using aloe vera. You can make your own aloe vera sanitizer by mixing half a cup of aloe vera gel with half a cup of alcohol and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. This mixture will help you stay hygienic and also keep your skin soft and fragrant as well.

5. Boosts dental health

Toothaches are nightmares that you can’t even wish for your worst enemy. You can make a natural mouthwash by mixing a few spoons of aloe vera gel in a cup of water. Aloe vera has compounds that strengthen your teeth, reduce cavity and makes them glow. It also prevents bad breath.

6. Bleeding

You can use aloe vera to reduce bleeding when you injure yourself. Just apply the get to the wounds and relax to see it’s magic

7. Treat burns

Kitchen mishaps are always there. And you could be wondering how to treat the minor mishaps. You can use aloe vera to treat the burns by applying it to the affected area.

8. Healing stretch marks

Aloe vera is known for softening skins with its natural properties. You can use it to heal stretchmarks by applying to the area where you have the stretchmarks.

9. Reduce dandruff

Use alpe vera plant gel to reduce hair dandruff with homemade aloe vera shampoo. Combine aloe vera juice with coconut milk and wheat germ oil. Massage into the scalp and rinse.

10. Maintains genital skin health

And finally, aloe vera gel may be gentle enough for genital skin, and there’s even clinical evidence that it may help heal genital sores from the herpes simplex virus.

Bonus

11. As a lubricant during sex

Aloe vera gel may be used as a safe alteranative to synthetic lubricants. Aloe vera gel is natural and gives assurance of safety in your genitals unlike synthetic lubricants which might be mixed with chemicals.