Aloe vera is a succulent plant species which originates from the Arabian Peninsula. It grows wild in tropical, semi-tropical, and arid climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses.
Thanks to the multitude of valuable uses, particularly its health and skin care benefits, aloe vera is often described as the ‘wonder plant’.
The aloe vera leaf is green and firm on the outside creating a shield from it’s soft jelly like flesh.
Caution: Aloin, present in the outer layer (green skin) is toxic. Remove the outer layer (green skin) and rinse flesh before use. Not recommended for pregnant and lactating women and children under 12 years.
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Wash the aloe vera leaves thoroughly before use.
Remove the outer layer (green skin) and rinse flesh before use.
Aloe vera can be used to make drinks and smoothies by mixing the flesh with different ingredients.
In addition, aloe vera is used to aid sun burns and wounds. The flesh is usually processed and mixed with other ingredients then bottled ready for sale.
Refrigerate or freeze your aloe vera.