Aloe Vera is not just a tropical succulent. It has been used for centuries and is known to some cultures as the “Plant of Immortality”. Aloe is also believed to have been used in the Egyptian embalming process.
Aloe is originally an African plant, and there are many different species. From Africa to India, Ancient Greece, the Mediterranean to the Caribbean regions, they have all hailed its use as a healer of wounds, burns and more.
Known as an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, laxative, to draw out infections, revitalize women’s female regularities, for ulcers, reflux, and rashes, Aloe is known to enhance the body’s ability to heal. There are some who also praise it for lowering cholesterol and triglycerides.
Mother’s first introduction to Aloe was in Florida when she had a sunburn. Now Mother does not just get a burn. She goes from her white Irish skin through purple to get to brown. And her brown is never really a dark brown. While she is going through the purple stage she has used many an Aloe plant to ease the pain of the burn. It is the only thing that has ever helped, except when she used sour cream slathered all over her when she could not find any Aloe.
In Florida they usually sell a great big leaf of Aloe in the vegetable departments of grocery stores for this reason, and also for those who use it internally. Aloe Vera juice is extremely good to soothe the stomach and for healing of the stomach lining.
Since Mother’s first use topically, she has used Aloe for burns in the kitchen, for the healing of any rash, and drinking the juice for stomach relief of heartburn and reflux.
Growing Aloe was hard for Mother because she killed it 3 times before she quit watering too much. She over-watered it and then thought it was dead and quit watering it and it would come back to life. Mother finally got the hint, but she keeps an Aloe plant on the boat now at all times so they have some when needed.
IBS seems to be more prevalent these days for whatever reasons and Aloe is a great way to
relieve yourself of the trouble IBS causes. Aloe is very good for cleansing of the colon, which is a great way to keep your colon healthy, and that is a major factor in your overall health. Aloe is a benefit for people with Diabetes as well.
Mother was just boiling pasta the other day and splashed a little of the boiling water onto her skin. She had to use Aloe to keep it from blistering and hurting. You can learn from Mother’s mistake here. Men should never cook without a shirt on…or women.