Aloe Vera: Nature's Soothing Healer

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Mar 1, 1996 - Health & Fitness - 128 pages
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The basis of a multimillion-dollar industry of health and beauty products, aloe vera has long been known for its healing attributes. Recently it has attracted the interest of the scientific and medical communities who are studying the plant and its powerful regenerative properties. Externally, aloe vera is used to expedite the healing of burns and other injuries, rejuvenate and soften skin and hair, relieve joint and muscle pain, and help control acne. It is commonly used by physicians to heal serious burn injuries and by dentists, dermatologists, and optometrists to reduce swelling and inflammation. Internally, aloe is effective as a treatment for constipation, stomach ulcers, arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, and a host of other health problems.
In this book, the author discusses the properties of aloe vera and explains why it is effective in healing. She also explores the ways the plant has been used throughout history by cultures as diverse as the ancient Egyptian and Native American. Gage demystifies the proven curative properties of aloe vera and shows how it can be used to best advantage for a wide variety of problems.

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Citing case studies and current research, Diane Gage presents a balanced view of the many uses of aloe vera.
 

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Contents

Aloe Vera Comes of Age
1
A Living Legend
12
The Inside Story How Aloe Vera Works
20
The Making of Aloe Vera
31
The Blossoming Aloe Vera Industry
42
A Balm for Burns
59
Treating the Skin with Aloe Vera
66
The Beauty of Aloe Aloe Vera in Skin Q and Hair Products 3
71
Aloe Vera Fights Tooth and Gum Decay
94
Treating Sports Injuries with Aloe Vera
98
Veterinary Uses
104
Whats Next?
107
Definitions
111
Useful Addresses
113
Bibliographic Notes
114
Copyright

Healing the Inside Arthritis Stomach Ulcers Diabetes and More
84

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Aloe Vera
Nature's Soothing Healer

Acknowledgments
Preface
1. Aloe Vera Comes of Age
2. A Living Legend
3. The Inside Story: How Aloe Vera Works
4. The Making of Aloe Vera
5. The Blossoming Aloe Vera Industry
6. A Balm for Burns
7. Treating the Skin with Aloe Vera
8. The Beauty of Aloe: Aloe Vera in Skin and Hair Products
9. Healing the Inside: Arthritis, Stomach Ulcers, Diabetes, and More
10. Aloe Vera Fights Tooth and Gum Decay
11. Treating Sports Injuries with Aloe Vera
12. Veterinary Uses
13. What's Next?
Appendix A: Definitions
Appendix B: Useful Addresses
Bibliographic Notes 

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