Captain's Table

Mark Austen

2016.08.04 - Does Aloe Vera Work?

It's been 13 days since I injured my thumb and then applied Aloe Vera so I thought I'd post a follow up. As you can see from the photo below the wound is healing up nicely. In fact for me it's healing quite a lot faster than it otherwise would have done. So, I can say that for me, Aloe Vera seems to work. It is certainly soothing in the short term and seems to allow the wound to heal faster. Mind you, this is not a double-blind test so I've no idea if it is the Aloe Vera working on the wound or me expecting it to.

Still, that doesn't really matter as far as I am concerned, the bottom line is that my wound and two other horse-fly bites that normally take 6-8 weeks to heal to the same stage as in the photo below are healing much faster with the application of Aloe Vera than without.