Have you every burned yourself?
A few weeks back while making dinner, I dropped the pan and the hot oil splashed all over my big toe. I don’t have to explain what happened next
– unbelievable pain
– skin on toe completely gone = raw toe, it could not even develop a blister
I have been avoiding the Western Medicine with its pharmaceutical products for a while, so I decided despite my pain I will just ride it out, and let my body heal itself.
I felt very confident that my immune system is powerful enough to take care of it.
2 weeks later, I still had the same size of scab on my toe, it was still swollen and there was an inflammation under the scab, the pain was still THERE and I could only wear flip flops.
I don’t even want to go into the details how the toe and skin around the wound looked like. It was pretty nasty, my entire toe was peeling (imagine the peeling of a really bad sunburn!) and I finally decided I had to find support to speed up the healing process.
Sometimes you just forget the powerful and magical stuff you have in your yard (yep call me a dummy!)
Very long time ago I had an obsession with Aloe. Here in Florida it’s hard to grow a plant all year round, but the Aloe Plant was doing great, so I planted it everywhere in the front and back of my yard. Yep I have so many it’s almost an Aloe Farm. I do not use any pesticides in my yard, so it’s all very much organic and wild.
I cut off a fresh Aloe leaf, halved it and wrapped it around my toe for about an hour. It had such an amazing cooling and soothing effect. In the morning, the swelling had already gone down and the inflammation under the scab looked also better.
After my shower I took the other half, wrapped it around and left it on again for a while. By the evening the skin peeling was almost invisible.
I repeated this for 3 more days and on the 5th day the only noticeable evidence left was a little tiny scab where the burn was the deepest.
The pain stopped on day 2 of my experience, so did the inflammation and swelling was completely gone.
The scab started falling off from outside to inside by day 3 and it sounds like I am talking crazy stuff, but it really took only 5 days to heal a deep inflamed and painful burn wound that DID NOT heal at all over 2 weeks.
So next time when you play with fire, get yourself some real Aloe leaves and your burn is probably gone in no time.
We always forget the power of nature even it is right there under our nose.
You can keep an Aloe Plant in the smallest apartment.
Those plants don’t need a lot of caring (well at least not the once I got outside).
Not only can Aloe be used topical on burns, skin conditions and sunburns, you can also eat Aloe.
I have been eating raw Aloe for years and it has done only good things for me.
Aloe has so many benefits starting with
– Vitamins (A, C, E & B12), folic acid, and choline. Antioxidant neutralizes free radicals.
– Enzymes: aliiase, alkaline phosphatase, amylase, bradykinase, carboxypeptidase, catalase, cellulase, lipase, and peroxidase. BTW Bradykinase is known to help break down excessive inflammation.
– Minerals: calcium, chromium, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium, sodium and zinc.
– Sugars: monosaccharides and polysaccharides
– Anthraquinones: aka laxatives
Aloin and emodin act as analgesics, antibacterials and antivirals.
– Fatty acids: It provides 4 plant steroids; cholesterol, campesterol, β-sisosterol and lupeol. All these have anti-inflammatory action and lupeol also possesses antiseptic and analgesic properties.
– Others: It provides 20 of the 22 human required amino acids and 7 of the 8 essential amino acids. It also contains salicylic acid that possesses anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Read Full NCBI Report here ..
(this is not a 3rd party story – all of the above was 100% experienced by myself)
Active components Reference Report: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763764/