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*** Do NOT confuse a freshly snapped leaf of aloe and
the gel it offers with products that are made from
the plant's inner juices. This is COMPLETELY different,
and the gel is what you want to use. The juice from
deeper in the plant is used as a STRONG laxative, and
should not be used, in my opinion, unless you know what
you're doing. Use the gel; that's what you will get
from a freshly snapped leaf.
Growing aloe for medicinal use is simple. Aloe requires
little water, and enjoys good sun.
Simply snap off one of the lowest leaves, cut it
lengthwise, and coat your burn or cut with the gel.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|