Helpful Houseplants: 5 Medicinal Ways To Use The Aloe Vera Plant

I love gardening both indoors and outdoors. I like to choose indoor plants that are beautiful and function as helpful houseplants too. There are an array of helpful houseplants which can provide various benefits to our health and well-being.

The Aloe Vera plant is just one plant of many which can be used for medicinal purposes.

Not only is Aloe Vera an aesthetically beautiful plant, it is also functional too. The Aloe Vera plant can help you save money on store bought solutions. Plus it’s natural, safe and it isn’t laden with chemicals like some commercially made products are.

5 Medicinal Ways To Use The Aloe Vera Plant

  1. Soothe a sunburn
    • Cut off a piece of the aloe vera leaf and slice it open
    • Use a spoon to scrape out the aloe gel
    • Apply the aloe gel to sunburned skin
  2. Speed up the healing of painful blisters
    • Slice open an aloe vera leaf
    • Scrape out the aloe gel
    • Apply the aloe gel to the blister
    • Bandage the blistered area
    • Reapply as needed
  3. Moisturize and hydrate dry skin
    • Apply fresh aloe gel to dry skin
    • Reapply as needed
  4. Make a moisturizing aloe face mask
    • Create a facial ask using these ingredients:
    • 1 aloe leaf, gel scraped out
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1 tsp warm honey (just heat enough to make it mixable, do not overheat)
    • Enough powdered milk to make mixture into a thin spreadable paste
    • Apply from chin to hairline, avoiding the eye area
    • Leave the aloe face mask on for 20 about minutes
    • Rinse with a wet facecloth and your fingertips
    • Pat your face dry and I like to finish it off with a little bit of toner
  5. Calms itchy skin
    • Slice open an aloe vera leaf
    • Scoop out aloe gel
    • Apply gel to irritated skin to calm the itchy feeling

I love that Aloe Vera is a helpful houseplant which is easy to grow and maintain. In my opinion, you don’t have to have a green thumb to grow this plant. The plant heals itself well after you use the leaf or a part of the leaf, depending on the purpose of your application. If you need just a small dab or gel, then cut just the tip of a leaf. If you have a bigger job like moisturizing your arms and legs, you will obviously need a larger piece of the leaf.

It’s important to note that the gel can stain clothing yellow. So it’s advisable to be careful when applying to skin areas that are around clothing.

Tell me…. Have you ever used the aloe vera plant for medicinal purposes before? Do you use the Aloe Vera plant another way?

3 thoughts on “Helpful Houseplants: 5 Medicinal Ways To Use The Aloe Vera Plant

  • May 25, 2017 at 12:36 am

    This was good to see I told my daughter about the moisturizing aloe face mask shes always trying different ones Thanks

  • May 28, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    I have not tried aloe as a face mask but I love the idea as my face is so sensitive.

  • December 2, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    When I was growing up my mother had aloe plants and we used them for all kinds of things like you’ve got listed


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