It wasn’t just one of grandma’s stories or the way mom got back at me for misbehaving by making me chew aloe crystals with honey when I had a cold… there’s more to sábila than meets the eye. The healing properties of Aloe Vera are many, detailed below:
Plant Source: Aloe barbadensis Miller (Family Liliaceae).
Part Used: Leaf gel.
Properties: Healing, pain-relieving, emollient, soothing, anti-inflammatory.
Most Common Traditional Uses:
Internal – General tonic, cleanser, detoxifier.
External – Minor burns, sunburn, eczema, psoriasis, skin irritations, insect bites, minor cuts, scratches and wounds.
Read more here. Picture credits: mom’s backyard.