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Aloe vera
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deadcarp    Posted 02-10-2004 at 18:44:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
we smuggled a plant along from california and it made it well enough to use some. the stuff's weird - kinda a cactussy thing and you just break a stick apart and rub the snot on a wound. it's sticky like syrup, dries to form a skin, feels better and heals faster. but i was wondering how something with these properties can have such a cracker-hard skin itself? why aren't the fronds supple?

Art Giles    Posted 05-23-2004 at 16:41:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I have three Aloe Vera plants and I live in northern Minn,a rocks throw from Canada.My plants are two feet tall.I use it for cuts,Eyes,And wash my hands with it in some warm water.I'm from Wyoming and lived in the Big Horns for 15 years as a free man.I had one there for 11 years.I'v used it on cut horses and my dog if cut.

john    Posted 02-11-2004 at 03:57:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we use the aloe vera alot here,have sued it for's wonderful..but I was wondering why did you have to smuggle it out of california? it is illegal where you are or illegal to take it out of Ca.?..just wondering is grows almost everywhers,especially here in Fla.

deadcarp    Posted 02-11-2004 at 09:10:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
oh we didn't smuggle it for legal reasons - thing is it's kinda a cactus and we didn't want to tell it about living in a house in minnesota winter all at once. and didya ever try to knit a sweater for a cactus? hard to predict how fussy things are when ya don't speak their language so we did like takin the kids to the dentist "we'll surprise you" :)

Harrison    Posted 02-10-2004 at 19:03:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
My gramma first showed me the healing ability of plants.We keep many and pass on to the family all what we know.I know I don't remember all she taught and that is just one more part of the old ways that are being lost.

TB    Posted 02-10-2004 at 19:00:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thay say that aloe is very good for the skin. Use to keep plants around just for burns and such. thay are very easy to get starts off of. one is to root bound them and thay pop up or you can just stick the top tip of the plant in soil and it will start growing

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