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The Internal and External Wonders of Aloe Vera

Apr 28, 2017 01:48PM
by Laina Poulakos 
We all know the soothing relief that aloe vera brings to the skin for minor burns and cuts but there are so many more benefits to this succulent plant.

The leaves produce a soothing thick gel that is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral. The moisturizing gel, applied externally, provides relief to such skin conditions as eczema, acne, sunburns, scraps, just to name a few.

Most people haven’t yet heard that aloe can be taken internally as well, helping with mild constipation, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly known as GERD.  Just as little as one ounce a day can be helpful when dealing with these aliments.

Because of its great soothing and healing benefits, both the body inside and out, aloe is a great addition to your natural medicine cabinet.

Laina Poulakos is the founder of Mother’s Nature Store and a certified aromatherapist and herbologist. For a consultation and products, call 703-851-0087 or visit

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