Scientific Name:Aloe Vera
About this Herb:Native to Africa, South Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, Aloe is cultivated in parts of the U.S. as ornamental plants for gardens and in homes. Aloe grows in a large rosette shape; its leaves like sabers are thick and fleshy. The tubular flowers grow in clusters on leafless stems and come in shades of yellow, white, pink, orange or red.
Common Names:Barbados Aloe, Curacao Aloe, Kumari (Sanskrit name), Lu Hui (Chinese name), True Aloe, Aloe Vera
Uses:The sap inside the fleshy leaves is used externally to treat minor burns, wounds, ringworm and other skin conditions. Aloe Vera juice is used internally to relieve digestion problems like IBS. Aloe is a good moisturizer.
Applications:Sap: 1 tbsp. up to 3 times a day.
Juice: Drink 1 - 8 ounce glass everyday.