This plant is hardy and can
grow and retain its moisture in drought-stricken or almost impossible situations, usually
in the warmer parts of the world.
Aloe vera has been used for
its medicinal purposes for thousands of years. It has anti-viral, anti-bacterial,
anti-inflammatory, wound healing and moisturising properties.
If the plant is taken
internally, it is a powerful laxative. The plant has pointed leaves filled with a gel
substance. It is this gel which has the healing properties. It apparently contains a
natural antihistamine and pain relieving agent. Aloe gel contains an ingredient which acts
as a moisturiser to soothe, soften, and protect the skin.
How It May Benefit
disorders, gastritis, stomach ulcers. - Internally.
minor burns, infection in
wounds, insect bites, skin irritations, bruising, chickenpox, sunburn, acne. - Apply to
irritated eyes. - Apply
to skin externally.
Aloe juice straight from
the plant should only be used on skin that is unhealthy or irritated. It can cause
problems on healthy skin. If you are pregnant - use aloe internally after consultation
with a doctor or Pharmacist.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Aloe is available as a
powder, capsules, bottled gel, or tablets.
Uses straight from the
do not apply juice to healthy skin.