In his book, Father Romano Zago states that Aloe is extremely effective in the treatment of muscular, back and joints inflammation.
In fact, the Aloe gel contains active ingredients with a strong anti-inflammatory action, particularly effective in the case of:
- Muscular pain: bruises, contractures, strains, injuries, cramps, etc.
- Osteo-articular pain: arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, arthritis, sprains, tendinitis, etc.
- Pain in the spine: neck pain, discopathy, disc protusion, disc herniation, sciatica, spondylosis, etc.
In these cases, Aloe can be used both internally, taking the juice following the recipe of Father Romano Zago, and externally, applying the Aloe gel on the painful area, making massages.
Aloe must be taken according to Father Zago’s recipe: blend 350 g of Aloe Arborescens, 500g of organic honey and 3-4 tablespoons of grappa or other distillate (vodka, gin, tequila, etc.).
The dosage is 3 tablespoons a day, taken half an hour before meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
To enjoy the anti-inflammatory effect of Aloe we apply its gel on the painful part, spreading it gently.
For this, you do not need to buy any product, just have a plant of Aloe Arborescens, or Aloe Vera, grown on the ground or in pot.
Gently detach a leaf, or a part of it (recommended if it is Aloe Vera) with your hands, or with something sharp, such as a knife or scissors. In the latter case, the blade must be sterilized by placing it over the flame of a stove, or a lighter for a few seconds.
Once you cut the leaf, open it in two with the hands, or with the aid of a knife, and the page of the leaf, containing the gel, is applied directly to the painful area, massaging gently. The gel will not take long to make its effect.
It is recommended to keep the leaf in contact with the skin at least for 15-20 minutes. The longer the leaf remains in contact with our skin, the greater the anti-inflammatory effects.
Alternatively you can use some creams based on Aloe Vera, or Aloe Arborescens, combined with other natural substances with anti-inflammatory action such as arnica and devil’s claw.
Among the various products available on the market, I recommend the Aloe based products crafted and sold by the Erbe di Mauro Farm. Their creams are made using the leaves of the Aloe Vera plants that they grow, guaranteeing an organic, natural and made in Italy product.
Aloe Vera Tiger Cream
Tiger cream with Aloe Vera, for bruises, abrasions, muscular disorders, burns. To be spread several times a day with a tonic massage. Ingredients: aloe vera, eucalyptus, mint, lavender, devil’s claw, arnica and centella.
Another natural remedy: St John‘s wort (Hypericum)
In the absence of Aloe, we can resort to other natural remedies to faight musculoskeletal and joint pain.
Among this, one of the most effective St John‘s wort infused oil.
The Hypericum (Hypericum perforatum) also known as “St. John’s Wort” is a perennial herbaceous plant, with characteristic yellow flowers, very common throughout Europe. It is used in phytotherapy mainly as an antidepressant and to fight insomnia.
The flowers (collected on 24 June, or so), infused for about 21 days in extra-virgin olive oil (or sesame or sunflower oil) under the sun, is an excellent remedy for pains affecting muscles and joints. Once the 21 days have passed, you will get a blood-red colored oil. This oil must be filtered and stored in a cool and dry place, away from sunlight. The infused oil thus produced can be used for about a year.
St John‘s wort oil should be applied to the painful area for massages. It has a rapid and effective anti-inflammatory effect.
This oil, like Aloe, is equally effective even in case of burns and sunburn.
If you do not have the way, or the time to make it yourself at home, you can always buy it in an herbal shop, or in the pharmacy. Furthermore, St John‘s wort oil can also be easily purchased online, on the Erbedimauro.it website.