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What are some ways to use an aloe plant if you have one in your garden?

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KNOWITALL's avatar

You can use it as an outside the body neosporin for skin irritations, scalp irritations, burns.
You can rub on the outside of veggies to keep them edible longer.
You can use internally as a juice for many health issues, including IBS and heartburn.
Also use as a direct application for canker sores and things.

I’ve probably forgotten half of the uses but if you choose to use it internally, you’ll want to use a very small amount to make sure you are not allergic.

*Disclaimer: I am not a doctor.

KRD's avatar

You can use it for burns you have on your skin like sun burns or fire burns.

AK's avatar

Wifey grows it on our terrace garden and it is one of the popular ones with neighbor wives. I believe they all use it as a face pack. They pulp it down in a mixer and directly apply it on the face. I’ve tried it too and it is soothing and leaves the face fresh after wash. The difference between this face pack and store bought one is the smell. House pack smells a little weird, it is not bad but has a little raw-ey and wild-ey smell. Store bought pack smells fantastic (God knows what they add to it). Anyway, Home made Aloe face packs are quite popular with the ladies in my neighborhood. My wife and 3–4 pals of hers are the aloe suppliers for the rest, as they grow it at home.

jca2's avatar

You can make hand sanitizer with it, with alcohol and fragrance. There are many recipes online. A year ago when the pandemic started and we couldn’t get hand sanitizer, I was going to make it. I had a huge aloe plant and I bought some rubbing alcohol. tea tree oil and small plastic bottles, and was going to make a batch just to give to friends (not to sell), but I never did it and then hand sanitizer became more readily available in stores.

birsy's avatar

It will attract bees.

Darth_Algar's avatar

My mom.always grew a plant or two. She’d use them for little cuts, scrapes and burns.

snowberry's avatar

When I was in high school I went skiing and didn’t wear anything to protect my face from sunburn. I skiied all day. The sun reflected off the snow and gave me a double burn. Some friends gave me a piece of a giant aloe plant, and told me to open it up and smear the juice all over my face. Everywhere I put the juice, the pain disappeared within seconds. 20 minutes later I reapplied the juice, and the next day my face had turned brown. The blisters had hardened and fell off, and my face was clear and smooth.

Aloe is amazing, but if you’re really serious, I think fresh aloe from a large healthy plant is much better than out of a bottle.

Changel1998's avatar

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Hope you are doing good
Some friends gave me a piece of a giant aloe plant and told me to open it up and smear the juice all over my face. Everywhere I put the juice, the pain disappeared within seconds. 3
0 minutes later I reapplied the juice, and the next day my face had turned brown.

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