– To care for and naturally soothe sunburns or first-degree burns, sometimes indicated in cases of injury. Aloe can also help to reduce the the risk of infection.
– Aloe plant (aloe vera)
– Break off a leaf and cut it open, preferably length-wise
– Extract the gel
– Apply the aloe gel to the sunburn, burn or surface wound
– The aloe vera gel contains about 99% water. The compound of aloe vera are based on amino acids, vitamins (A, C and E) and other nutrients.
– One can find easily (i.e. pharmacies) gel of aloe vera, but be aware that the aloe vera gel is more effective when used fresh as described in this remedy.
– Some experts recommend maintaining slices or pieces of aloe in the freezer. Frozen aloe makes it possible to have more of the action of this plant also an analgesic effect in case of (sun)burns.
– The leaves of aloe store well, for an estimated two to three weeks in the refrigerator, so it is best to cut the sheet when you need or place in the freezer.
– To reap the gel, cut aloe leaves at the base of the plant.