Aloe vera, the plant, grows well in Andalucia and you will find it in many gardens and households. As in many other parts of the world, aloe vera is known in southern Spain for its curative effects in the case of injury and illness.
It is always important to consult a doctor in the event of any illness or injury. However, aloe vera has been known for its healing properties for thousands of years and may offer an alternative approach to health care which is gentle and without any side effects. Many conventional doctors, as well as alternative health practitioners now recognise this. It appears that the properties of the plant strengthen and balance the immune system and may therefore help in recovering from illness or surgical operations.
Aloe vera is also believed to work on the epithelial tissue, both internal and external. Inflammation of the lining of the gut, part of a condition referred to as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), is just one example. In soothing the inflammation many of the other symptoms of this condition may disappear. With the added support to the immune system, the sufferer’s overall condition may be considerably relieved. In similar fashion this ancient remedy may offer relief for a surprisingly wide range of conditions.
Aloe vera can be taken internally in the form of a drink. This is the best way, though it is possible to buy it in tablet form. Topical application in the form of creams can help such conditions as eczema and psoriasis as well as minor injuries and burns. In fact it will help in many more instances.