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Aloe Vera has antiviral and antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Thus it has the ability to help treat many conditions, including: 


Cut the leaf at an angle.   Leave in a glass for about 30 minutes, to drain the Aloin, or latex. (This is the yellowish sap between the inner gel and the outer leaf. It tastes bitter, is a laxative and can be irritating to the skin).  

Rinse or cut the residual sap from the end of the leaf. Fillet the leaf, then the gel is ready to use topically, or to ingest. You can add a teaspoon of the gel to a smoothie, or blend the gel with other ingredients for skin remedies, such as honey, coconut oil, rose-water or rose-hip oil (there’s a huge variety of Aloe-based skin recipes to explore).

Your skin is the body’s largest organ and much of what is applied to the skin is absorbed into the blood stream.  It makes total sense to apply to the skin what is also good for you to consume!