Aloe is cultivated both for ornamental and medicinal purposes. It is short stemmed and the spiny- toothed leaves are very succulent or juicy. The drooping flowers are yellow in colour. When the plant is mature, from the middle an erect stalk grows out which is a metre in height. The fruit is an oval capsule containing numerous seeds.
* Promotes menstrual flow.
* Softens swollen parts and relieves pain in muscles.
* Works as a good laxative.
* Kills or expels worms from the body.
* Heals wounds and fresh cuts.
* Soothes burns, cures eczema and falling hair.
* Eye diseases.
* Checks the growth of tumours, enlargement of the spleen, liver complaints, asthma, leprosy and jaundice.
HOW TO USE:
* The juice made from the jelly -like pulp in the leaves, applied externally, is soothing in cases of burns, wounds and cuts, eczema, and falling hair.
* The leaf pulp is recommended for promotion of menstrual flow, expelling worms, in eye diseases, as a laxative and for checking growth of tumours, enlargement of the spleen, liver complaints, asthma, leprosy and jaundice.
* The cuticle removed from the leaves can be applied as a suppository in cases of haemorrhoids or piles.
The leaves and leaf pulp.
As indicated above.