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Aloe / Aloe barbaradensis


Family:

Aloeaceae

Genus:

Aloe

Species:

barbaradensis

Folk / Common Names:

Aloe Vera, Burn Plant, Medicine Plant

Actions:

Cholagogue, depurative, emmenagogue, emoilient, laxative, purgative, stimulant, vermifuge, visceral tonic , vulnerary .

Part(s) Used:

Gel in the Leaf

Constituents:

Anthraquinones( aloins, aloe - emodin) , mucilage, resins, tannins, polysaccharides, Aloectin B , aloetic cid, chryssammic acid, resins, volatile oils .

Uses:

The bitter yellow substance in the leaves acts a s a laxative stimulating peristalsis in the colon. It is used to treat sunburn , scratches, sooth insect bites , burns , scalds and other irritated skin conditions. Taken internally the gel is useful for treating IBS and can be used for peptic ulcers. Applied topically to the face it is astringent and acts as a toner.

Majikal Uses:

It guards against negativity and prevents household accidents. Hung in the home over doors to bring good luck.

Notes:

It is used to treat sunburn, scratches, sooth insect bites, burns, scalds and other irritated skin conditions.

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