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Cannot live without my Aloe Vera in a pot

Updated on March 10, 2015

This happened in my kitchen

My neighbor lady rang on my doorbell. She was in tears with a towel over her arm. She had a really nasty burn mark on her arm from a hot oven she touched. The pain was of course bad, and she was so upset; I had difficulties to calm her down.

I put her in my kitchen on a chair. Then I went into the living room and cut of a couple of the biggest leaves I had on my Aloe Vera plant. I sliced them open and flattened them out just as they were. They are juicy and wet on the inside, and I did not remove anything. Now I took the two flat leaves and put them straight on her burn damage. I took a clean towel and put around it all and on that I use tape to hold the towel in place.


Aloe Vera - an useful friend

When you get a cut


My son is working as a glass master for over twenty years. He has cut himself so many times; I have stopped counting. Sometimes, there were so deep cuts, he had to have stitches. However, more times, he took Aloe Vera from on of his many plants and squeezed out the juice over the fresh cut. He did this many times and tried not to cover the cut but let the juice dry on the wound.

The next day, all the bleeding is gone, and the cut is closed. There is even a film over it to make it protected. Aloe Vera is the best he has ever tried. Of course, you can use these thick leaves on other bruises and cuts too. When you hurt your knees or fall on something that makes a deeper scratch, use Aloe Vera straight on the wound!

From nature for you

The Aloe Vera is easy to please

If you say you do not handle plants so well, I can tell you that neither do I. But the Aloe Vera is a greatful and nice plant to nurse. The growth is constantly from the inside and there is also where the stem with a flower comes from.

Aloe vera grows naturally in pretty dry areas and can manage on just a little water. But if you water the plant it will thrive more.

Out of the soil in the pot grows the plant babies! I use an ordinary spoon to dig them out and plant them in a new pot. They simply just start to grow there! My kind of plant indeed =)

What say you

Do you use Aloe Vera

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Me myself and Aloe

Personally, I use Aloe Vera on eczema I have. I am allergic to Nickel and sometimes there are rashes that are quite deep into the flesh. I put on an out folded leaf and may be a band-aid on it just to make it stick there.

I also have Aloe Vera lotion for the hair and Aloe Vera cream for the muscle aches. This plant is so fantastic that I just have to recommend it to all. They are easy to keep in a pot in the window. They can be without water for days but look happier with a scheduled water routine. Sometimes, there are "babies" popping up in the pot. Then you can take that little one and plant in a new pot of its own. Share with friends and family!

Best of all is when there comes a flower. A tallstem with beautiful flowers that last a long time! Then you know that you love each other.

Comments - will you try this

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Aloe vera is an amazing plant that offers many benefits. It doesn't hurt that is is easy to grow and very cool looking. :)

      Thanks for this look at these personal experiences with using it.

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      Jakob Barry 6 years ago

      Aloe is such an amazing source for healing. Nice delivery here. Thanks!

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      Mazlan 6 years ago from Malaysia

      Aloe Vera was so popular with direct marketing companies many years ago and everyone started drinking aloe juice. Now it has quieten down. It is a great plant and I too have them in my garden. Didn't realised that it is good for eczema. Will have to try them. Thanks for sharing.

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      Sam 6 years ago from Tennessee

      This is an amazing plant, mine has never bloomed or this variety hasn't. I have another that seldom blooms. Voted up and beautiful...

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      Kris Heeter 6 years ago from Indiana

      Good article. My mom always had one in the house and this is a good reminder for me to go out and get one - there have been a couple of times when I could have really used it! Thanks!

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      Emily Sparks 6 years ago

      Yes, I agree. I love aloe vera. Matter of fact, I just used some today! It is wonderful stuff! I will always keep it on hand!

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      Dawn A. Harden 6 years ago from CT-USA

      Really good article. I love aloe. It has healed many a burn and scar for me. Thanks!

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      snlee 6 years ago from Asia Pacific Regions

      The succulent pulp is used in some Asian desert recipes...really useful and easy to grow

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      snlee 6 years ago from Asia Pacific Regions

      Aloe Vera is also used in some Asian desert recipes

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      pjpitts 6 years ago from United States

      I agree with you!! Aloe is a good remedy for so many things, I have aloe plants and use it for burns, cuts etc. It is an amazing plant, mine have never bloomed though. Your hub was very informative and enjoyable!!