Aloe juice in the nose from the common cold: recipes, side effects
Despite the fact that there are up to 500 varieties of aloe plant in the world, only two of them are widely used in medicine and cosmetology.
First - Aloe Vera. The plant is 95% water, has a number of properties beneficial to the body, and even cleans the air in the room. The second is Aloe vera, or an age. This plant is considered to be unpretentious in care, it is easy to grow on its own in room conditions, and on medicinal qualities it almost does not concede to the sight of Aloe Vera.
Useful properties of aloe
The use of the plant for a person is explained by its chemical composition. Vitamins, amino acids, microelements and flavonoids that protect the cells of the body from the effects of viruses and prevent premature aging are contained in the leaves of aloe in large quantities. The juice of this medicinal plant is used for both external and internal use.
Aloe is widely used in the treatment of skin diseases, it normalizes the work of the stomach and intestines, promotes a speedy recovery in case of flu, cold and common cold.
It is used in dentistry in the treatment of stomatitis, in gynecology with painful menstruation, with conjunctivitis, hair loss. Aloe normalizes the functioning of the circulatory system and increases hemoglobin.
Despite a number of useful properties, the century also has contraindications for use.
- Do not use plant juice for children under 1 year of age. In rare cases, and only after permission of the doctor, drops on the basis of the stonecoat are used to treat the common cold in toddlers for up to a year. If side effects occur, immediately stop the instillation of aloe.
- Contraindications to the use of plant juice refer to people suffering from heart failure and hypertension, since Aloe active substances significantly increase blood flow through the vessels.
- It is necessary to exclude the use of medicines containing aloe vera juice in people with allergies. They have such drops can cause burning and itching mucous, the appearance of swelling, nausea, a rash on the skin.
- It is useless to have aloe in the treatment of a viral rhinitis. It can cause only a stronger manifestation of allergic reactions. Juice juice is effective only in the fight against bacteria, and not with viruses.
- Burying aloe in the nose during pregnancy is strictly prohibited. The active substances of the plant cause a contraction of the uterine muscles, which can lead to miscarriage or cause premature birth.
The observance of precautionary measures when using aloe in folk medicine will allow to avoid negative consequences with health in the future.
How to get juice from aloe?
Not all plants of this species are suitable for treatment. Active substances accumulate in the leaves of aloe in sufficient quantities only by the third year of growth. That is why, in order to obtain a useful juice, the most mature lower leaves, dense and fleshy, should be used. They are carefully cut off at the base of the stem, washed under running water and, wrapped in cloth or paper, sent for 12 hours in the refrigerator. During this time, the concentration of nutrients in the leaves increases several times and the medicinal qualities of the plant increase. This procedure can be neglected if the juice for instillation is needed urgently.
After the specified time, when the aloe leaf is sufficiently cooled, it must be cleaned of thorns, the upper thin film and cut into several pieces of 2 centimeters in length. Then each piece wrapped in gauze, folded twice, and a strong push of his fingers to squeeze all the juice into a sterile container.
Sometimes in some print and online publications there are recommendations that the aloe leaf should first be grinded through a meat grinder, and then strain the juice through gauze. But in this case it is impossible to guarantee the sterility of the medicine.
Treatment of the common cold
The effectiveness of aloe juice in the fight against the common cold has been proven for a long time. It is included in the composition of medical preparations and is used in home treatment. Thanks to active substances that act on the blood vessels of the nasal mucosa, it is possible to quickly relieve congestion and improve the outflow of mucus.
Thus, a century-old in the fight against the common cold:
- has antibacterial action;
- removes inflammation of the mucosa;
- accelerates blood flow through blood vessels;
- heals small lesions and wounds on the nasal mucosa;
- helps to strengthen immunity and restore the body's defenses.
Is it possible to drip aloe in the nose of a child?
The juice of this plant is effective in treating the common cold not only in adults, but also in children older than one year. However, before starting to dig in the nose, you need to determine the nature of the disease. Prepared at home juice of the century-old will help in the fight against bacterial cold. If the disease is viral in nature, aloe can even do harm, triggering a serious allergic reaction.
How to drip aloe in the nose, depends on the age of the child. For children from 1 year to 12 years of age, the juice of the plant is diluted with boiled water( 1: 3 ratio) and digested 3 drops in both nares 3 times a day. The duration of treatment is at least 5 days or until a full recovery. In this case, not earlier than in three days, the effect of instillation will be noticeable. To achieve the destruction of dangerous bacteria, you need a concentration of active substances contained in aloe. Children after 12 years of age and adults are sap herbal juice in a proportion of 1 to 1.
After the permission of a pediatrician, it is possible to instill a freshly prepared medication for infants. The juice of plants for such children should be mixed in a proportion of 1: 4 and even 1: 5.Aloe in the nose of a child dig in two nostrils 2 drops three times a day. If any side effects are identified, treatment should be discontinued as soon as possible.
Aloe juice in pregnancy
An ordinary runny nose for a pregnant woman can be a real problem. It is very difficult to select medicines to treat this ailment, especially in the first trimester, when there is a risk of harming the normal development of the fetus. Therefore, pregnant women often resort to folk medicine in the fight against the common cold, including burying the juice of aloe in the nose. However, it is strictly forbidden to perform such actions without prior consultation with a gynecologist.
Most experts hold the opinion that when burying aloe juice in the nose or taking inside, you can cause flushing of the blood to the pelvic organs and a reduction of the uterine musculature. This, in turn, often leads to premature birth or miscarriage. At the same time, aloe does not affect lactation in women and does not change the taste of breast milk, that is, after the birth of the baby, the juice of the century can be used to treat a cold without restrictions.
Prescription medications for aloe vera
In the treatment of the common cold, it is not recommended to use pure juice of the century. If you neglect this advice, then adults, especially children, on the mucous membrane of the nose when instilled, burns appear. Many recipes from the common cold on the basis of aloe juice consist of several ingredients that enhance the action of active ingredients in the plant and accelerate the process of recovery. The most effective and affordable recipes on the basis of the century-old, with which you can prepare drops for the nose, are presented below.
- For the successful treatment of the common cold with aloe, it is enough to simply mix the juice of the century with boiled water in a certain proportion. For children under 1 year, it is 1: 5( 1 part of juice to 5 parts of water), from 1 to 12 years - 1: 2 or 1: 3, for adults - 1: 1.Aloe can be dripped in the nose 4 times a day to 5 drops alternately in each nostril. Treatment should continue until the final recovery, at least 5 days.
- To treat a cold in children over the age of two, the aloe juice is combined with honey( 1: 1 ratio), add the same amount of boiled water and dig in the nose twice a day for 4 drops until recovery occurs. Babies younger than the specified age do not bury aloe, but only rub the nasal passages with the medicine received.
- In the following recipe, you need to mix olive oil and the juice of the century in a 1: 3 ratio. The received oil emulsion to dig in a nose three times a day on 3 drops.
- An effective remedy for getting rid of a cold will be obtained if you mix in the same proportions honey, lemon juice and aloe. In a nose to dig in on 2 drops 4 times a day.
- Aloe vera juice tincture is used to wash the nose. To cook it, you have to grind 7 cloves of garlic, pour a liter of hot boiled water and, covering with a lid, set aside until the liquid cools. After this, tincture should be combined with aloe juice in a 2: 1 ratio and rinsed nasal passages two times a day. This medicine can also be used for instillation of the nose. To do this, the juice of the agave is mixed with a tincture of garlic in an equal volume. Bury your nose two times a day for 3 drops.
- One teaspoon of chamomile and the same amount of eucalyptus pour 250 ml of hot boiled water and continue to persist for an hour. After the specified time, strain the liquid through the gauze cut, let cool, add one tablespoon of aloe juice. From the rhinitis will be effective washing the nose at least three times a day.
- To accelerate the healing process, a folk remedy prepared from aloe and honey juice( 1 tablespoon), ground into a hipshopper( teaspoon) and ½ teaspoons of eucalyptus oil, will help to recover. In the obtained tincture, moisten the cotton tows and lay them in the nasal passages for 5 minutes 2 times a day.
- In the season of colds, you can prepare a folk remedy for the prevention and treatment of ENT diseases, which must be taken internally. Aloe leaves are cooled and grinded in a meat grinder or with a blender. Pour a glass of gruel with three glasses of alcohol( vodka) and let it brew in a dark cool place for at least 10 days. For treatment of the common cold, tincture of alcohol is taken 20 drops twice a day, for prevention - 10 drops once a day for a month.
Proven recipes based on juice of the century-old will help to improve health in colds and strengthen the immunity of adults and children.
How to store drops from aloe?
In order to avoid complications in the course of treatment with folk remedies, it is important to observe sterile conditions when preparing drops. But even after taking all the precautions, you need to take care of the proper storage of the medicine.
In the treatment of the common cold, preference is given to freshly prepared drops. But since burying aloe in the nose needs at least 2-3 times a day, each time squeezing the juice from the plant is not quite convenient. Therefore, it is allowed to store drops from the stoneware in the refrigerator for no more than 3 days. That is, after instillation the medicine needs to be put in the refrigerator until the next use. Do not leave the juice squeezed out at room temperature, as it can deteriorate.
Aloe juice: positive and negative reviews
Most doctors and some parents negatively refer to traditional medicine. Others, on the contrary, in the treatment of the common cold, use only aloe juice, the reviews leave only positive ones.
- Agave is a cure for the common cold, time-tested.
- Aloe vera drops are an affordable medicine that grows on every window sill.
- Agave is not addictive, it can be buried in the nose unlimited number of times.
- At the first symptoms of a beginning rhinitis it is necessary to immediately start treatment of aloe, contraindications to which are infrequent, then it will be possible to win the disease very quickly.
- Century really treats, but does not take away the symptoms of the disease.
Negative responses are as follows:
- aloe juice does not help at all with a cold, it can be digested only for prevention, not for treatment;
- can be effective only if it is used in conjunction with saline rinsing of the nose;
- only helps with bacterial cold, which in children is much less common than viral;
- after the constant use of vasoconstrictive drugs, the effectiveness of aloe vera is reduced;
- is better to use medicines, rather than "grandmother's" methods that were used a hundred years ago.
Can aloe replace other drugs from the common cold?
Aloe juice is definitely an effective remedy for the treatment of the common cold, but pharmacological preparations can not always be replaced. If parents have doubts whether it is worth using a prepared medicine for the child, then it is better not to do it. Aloe in the nose of the common cold is recommended to instill only with the bacterial nature of the disease. At the same time, in case of non-observance of precautions, children often have burns on the nasal mucosa and allergic reactions in the form of edema and rashes.
Therefore, it is better to use aloe from a cold after consulting a doctor who will determine what kind of illness the child has. However, for adults such restrictions are much less. In the absence of contraindications, you can bury your nose as many times as necessary in accordance with the proposed recipes.
Thus, to cure a runny nose with benefits for the body without vasoconstrictor drugs can be with the help of aloe juice. In his nose buried and adults and children. The exception is children under 1 year old, pregnant women, patients with hypertension and people with individual intolerance.