Aloe Vera is one of the most common herbal remedies. It is grown and used around the world. It is an active ingredient in many herbal remedies, shampoos and soaps. This succulent can be grown anywhere, even as a houseplant in the window. Aloes are drought resistant, taking in water very easily and losing moisture very slowly.
Parts Used: leave, gel, juice (the latex of the leave is a powerful laxative, which can cause diarrhea and intestinal cramps, use only under the guidance of a physician)
Properties: drink juice for internal conditions, apply gel externally, soothing, cooling, antiseptic, antifungal, relieves inflammation, soothes muscle spasm, purifies the blood, cleanses the liver, apply fresh gel to burns, sunburn, ringworm, cuts, acne, eczema, wrinkles, areas of dry itchy skin, fresh gel can give skin a healthy glow, use as a mouthwash for sore gums
Fresh leaves will keep and can be used again. They store well in the refrigerator or freezer.