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Can Aloe Vera cure, help, treat or prevent Burns?

The following information is for humans with Burns

Introduction to Burns

This section covers burns caused by fire or hot materials. For burns caused by hot water see Scalds.

Using Aloe Vera for Burns

Important Note:
This text refers to Aloe Vera as defined on our page Good Quality Aloe Vera. We also strongly recommend you read the FAQ: How Much Aloe Vera Should I Drink?

However a burn is caused it needs to be cleaned thoroughly. If the burn (such as Sun burn) is to sensitive to touch spray the area with a solution of Pure Aloe Vera. Otherwise clean with a 99% pure Aloe solution.

If it can be touched the whole area should be thoroughly covered in a Aloe gelatine solution (where Aloe Vera is the number one ingredient).

If the area is in danger of infection apply a mixture of Aloe and Bee Propolis (Bee Propolis is the most powerful natural antibiotic known to man).

The Aloe Gelatine should be applied hourly in severe cases or as often as needed otherwise.

If the burn has penetrated the skin completely a pure Aloe Gel should be drunk on a regular basis. The Aloe will increase the rate at which skin cells are produced and push from the bottom of the skin upwards. Because Aloe will push upwards and not attempt to cover the wound with a scab, weeping may be experienced.

To avoid scarring continue to apply the Aloe Gelatine and drink the Aloe Gel until there is no sign of the burn. For Sunburn continue to spray with an Aloe and Herb mixture and Apply large amounts of Aloe Gelatine.

How long will it take for Aloe Vera to work with Burns?

For burns the recovery time will be around 50%-75% of normal recovery time using conventional creams.

Articles and Studies about Aloe Vera and Burns

  1. Effectiveness of Aloe Vera Gel compared with 1% silver sulphadiazine cream as burn wound dressing in second degree burns
    Journal of Pakistan Medical Association. 2013.
    Muhammad Naveed Shahzad, Naheed Ahmed

    Researches who found patients treated with Aloe Vera experienced pain relief earlier and healed faster

  2. The efficacy of aloe vera used for burn wound healing: a systematic review
    Burns. 2007. 33(6): pp 713-718.
    Dr. Maenthaisong R, Chaiyakunapruk N, Niruntraporn S, Kongkaew C

    A recent review of the current research when using Aloe Vera for the treatment of first and second degree burns

  3. The healing action of extracts of Aloe Vera leaf on abrasions to the human skin
    American Journal of Botany.. 1997. 39. S97.
    Barnes T.C.
  4. Aloe Vera: its influence on the physiology of wound healing and inflammation
    Journal of British Podiatric Medicine. 1996. 51(2). 25-29.
    Bradshaw, T.W.
  5. Anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties of Aloe Vera
    Fitoterapia. 1994. 65(2). pp 141-145.
    Udupa, S.L.; Udupa, A.L.; Kulkarmi, D.R.
  6. Influence of Aloe on inflammation and wound healing
    International Congress of Phytotherapy. 1991. p29.
    Davis, R.H.
  7. Anti-inflammatory and healing properties of Aloe barbadensis
    International Congress of Phytotherapy. 1991.
    Knight, J.H.; Stevens, E.
  8. Wound healing, oral and topical activity of Aloe Vera
    Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association. 1989. Nov, 79(11). 559-562.
    Davis, R.H.; Leitner, M.G.; Russo, J.M.; Byrne, M.E.

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  1. These pages are intended for sufferers who have had their ailment professionally diagnosed by a qualified medical practitioner. Self Diagnosis can be extremely dangerous as many serious conditions can mimic more simple ones. If you are not satisfied with the results from one doctor, be confident and ask for a second opinion. Doctors are only human, their knowledge cannot be all-encompassing and we all make mistakes.
  2. Make sure you have read the pages on Aloe Vera side effects, who can use Aloe Vera and good quality Aloe Vera first.
  3. If you are currently on medication or undergoing medical treatment consult your doctor first.

Aloe Vera Brands

People with Burns have told us they used the following brands of Aloe Vera and experienced benefits:

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Aloe Vera brands and Burns.