Home Remedies - Aloe Vera - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Aloe Vera is a highly respected and loved plant. It is easily grown in a pot or poor soils, likes full sun and is drought hardy but not frost tolerant at all...

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Everyone should have a pot of it in the bathroom or on the kitchen window sill as it has so many uses. If used fresh you can be assured it is sterile

  • Skin repair just cut a small part of the leaf , slice lengthways and apply the gel directly onto the skin.
  • If applied to acne it reduces scarring. It only feels sticky for a short time.
  • On burns apply a new leaf as soon as it feels warm from the heat of the burn.
  • Insect bites are soothed and Columbians even use it as an insect repellant.
  • Constipation-1 tablespoon per day of gel , if you don't like the taste make into a jelly with 1 packet of jelly crystals, dissolve in 250 mls of boiling water, when cool add 250 of washed and blended gel.

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