In tropical areas the Aloe Vera grows profusely and performs many functions in the traditional healing arts of these zones, including the following treatments:
• Topical skin and hair moisturizer and emollient.
• Soothes and accelerates healing of first degree burns (including sun burns) and superficial wounds.
• Effective against a number of skin diseases, including genital herpes and psoriasis.
• used to relieve – constipation, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, bacterial and fungal infections.
» if selecting topical moisturizers etc consider using natural based products such as Aloe Vera.
» if you live in a tropical zone, Aloe Vera will be a useful addition to your garden. It adds an interesting accent to your landscaping – place it in a dry area exposed to full sun. If you live in a temperate zone you may grow Aloe Vera successfully in a greenhouse, but the rate of growth will be appreciatively slower.
» do not experiment with ingesting Aloe Vera juices unless under the close supervision of a qualified professional.