5 Things To Do with Aloe Vera (1/7)

Calm burns, soothe itchy skin and treat acne with five handy uses for aloe vera.

Scientists are not exactly sure how aloe vera works, but they have identified many of its active components. It is rich in anti-inflammatory compounds as well as a chemical  that acts as a topical pain-killer. The magnesium lactate in aloe vera soothes itching and the gel contains substances that promote healing by dilating blood vessels. Here are five handy household uses for aloe vera:

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