Tuesday

Do you use Aloe for it's medicinal purposes?


This doses not happen too often.. It's only the second time I've seen the Aloe Plant bloom. Might have something to do with all the rain we have had over the past month?


 I bought a tiny potted Aloe 5 years ago because I actually use it for burns and cuts. I also rubbed the soothing gel that comes from the leaves on a surgical scar that was rather large and sore.  Today this scar, that is on my lower back is smooth and not too bad to look at and I really think the Aloe helped it heal.  The original plant  outgrew the pot so I put it way out back near the creek and it grew to the size of a garbage can lid. It may be funny but once in a while you will see me go down there with the scissors to cut a piece for some cut or abrasion.   The babies that grew beside it were always pulled and I'd give them to friends and neighbors.


 The flowers are rather like hanging bells and have a waxy feel about them.





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10 comments:

Charlotte said...

I have a potted Aloe plant but have never seen one with blooms before. Do you leave this one outside all year? I think I will try to plant one and see if it will survive the winter weather.

Pondside said...

It's a long time since I last had an aloe plant, but I certainly used it when the kids were small. I didn't know that it could help with scars - a wonder plant, really.

Mrs. Petrie said...

I live in the Southwest and it's common practice to use aloe for a variety of ills! I have never seen an aloe plant flower before- it's beautiful.

Susan said...

I have used them in the past for burns but mostly I planted it because it's drought tolerant and the hummers love its flowers.

Susan Zentmyer said...

I love our aloe plant - in addition to some of the medicinal uses, the hummingbirds love the flowers!

Light and Voices said...

We use aloe plants for burns. Excellent photos.
Joyce M

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Excellent photos of a gorgeous aloe plant ~

~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor) on Blogger linked w/Outdoor Wednesday

joanne said...

living in the northeast US, aloe does not grow here, let alone bloom! How wonderful to be able to walk outside and get your prescription!

Judy Bigg said...

Yes I have used the plant for burns. My parents owned a dry cleaning business when I was growing up and kept a aloe plant in the window just for burns.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I like to use Aloe for burns and scrapes... I've heard of and tried drinking Aloe juice. But haven't done that in years.
My Granny used to swear by it.
I have an aloe plant, that I got from my SIL...she gave me quite a few pieces. I got it planted and it was doing well, and the chickens scratched it out and nested on it, and ate some I think... I only have one piece left and am nursing it back to some semblance of a plant!

I've not ever had an Aloe plant as large as your though. Pat