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Aloe Vera

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Thanavuddho
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Aloe Vera

Postby Thanavuddho » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:00 pm

Greetings,

I have had persistent problems with acne, inflamed by harsh lifestyle of forest monk and tropical sun and humidity in Thailand. I have treated my self with antibiotics when the acne has gotten out of control.

Few days ago somebody gave me Aloe Vera moisturizer and it seems to have healed my acne nearly 100%. As good as antibiotics, but less straining for the body, for sure...

The scientific evidence on the medicinal uses of Aloe Vera seem contradictory, at least by quikly reading Wikipedia. There seems to be plenty of information on treating acne with Aloe Vera, so this is no news.

Anuway I am happy.
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Re: Aloe Vera

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:58 pm

For some reason I was blessed with an acne-free face as a teenager, but I know many of my friends who were not so lucky (or kammically rewarded, perhaps :D ) loved aloe vera for their faces. Is it easy to find in Thailand? I have no idea where it naturally grows.

Glad to see your problem has been solved!
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Re: Aloe Vera

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:36 am

Bhante, is it possible that the aloe vera gel contained alcohol? I know a lot of the stuff I bought in Thailand contained the stuff and this could have dried out the acne...don't know just a thought.
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Re: Aloe Vera

Postby Hanzze » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:32 am

Dear Ven. Thanavuddho,

thanks for sharing and you might find maybe more infos here:

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Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Aloe Vera

Postby Hanzze » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:39 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Aloe Vera

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:36 am

Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Re: Aloe Vera

Postby Thanavuddho » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:40 am

“Tasmātihānanda, attadīpā viharatha attasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā, dhammadīpā dhammasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā.”(DN16)
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Re: Aloe Vera

Postby Thanavuddho » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:42 am

“Tasmātihānanda, attadīpā viharatha attasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā, dhammadīpā dhammasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā.”(DN16)
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Re: Aloe Vera

Postby Thanavuddho » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:46 am

“Tasmātihānanda, attadīpā viharatha attasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā, dhammadīpā dhammasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā.”(DN16)
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Re: Aloe Vera

Postby Hanzze » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:54 am

Dear Ven. Thanavuddho,

Form my experiances, its mostly the food. Special in SEAasia, we easily tend to sweets (even Coke, red Bull and such things) because the clima is very power privative. Maybe you might find some solutions in regard of this.

The pimples are often the sweetlover. (I guess such things like chees, butter and mayo are not so common, or are they?)
The high dose of dust in SEA countries might be also a additional reason, so simply often washing the face might also help.
Just that! *smile*


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Re: Aloe Vera

Postby Thanavuddho » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:50 am

“Tasmātihānanda, attadīpā viharatha attasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā, dhammadīpā dhammasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā.”(DN16)
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Re: Aloe Vera

Postby Thanavuddho » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:57 am

“Tasmātihānanda, attadīpā viharatha attasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā, dhammadīpā dhammasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā.”(DN16)
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Re: Aloe Vera

Postby Kwogger » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:29 pm

it's surprising that there is no scientific evidence to confirm that aloe vera helps acne, but it really does! I also use aloe vera but I grow the plant at home, make the gel ( guess it's just more natural) and apply it on my face every evening, usually mixing with either honey or rose water, I mix it with other ingredients because I don't like how aloe vera smells. Anyway I can't say that it heals my acne 100%, but its much much better than before.
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Re: Aloe Vera

Postby PeterB » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:02 am

Aloe Vera gel is amazing stuff. A few years ago I had shingles. The new generation of anti-virals was by then available and I took them gratefully and probably shortened the episode considerably...But Aloe Vera was extremely effective when applied to the lesions. Each application gave a hour or so's relief from the burning sensation.
It can also help with digestive problems when diluted. I would recommend buying it ready mixed in order to be sure of the proportions and sterility of the mixture.

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Re: Aloe Vera

Postby purple planet » Sun May 19, 2013 2:06 pm

whats weird is i tryed almost everything except aloevera but really almost everything and what helped me no doubt is the meditation it really cleared up my acne - but when i stopped meditating it came back i even tested it and ate greasy food and meditated and still was acne free - maybe its all psychological but if it works stick with it - so keep using aloevera
Please send merit to my dog named Mika who has passed away - thanks in advance


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