Aloe Vera is a succulent originating from Africa but now commonly found throughout tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It also grows well as a houseplant.
Aloe Vera gel is well-known as a topical skin treatment for cuts, burns, and dry skin. The gel can also be eaten to fight inflammation from within.
To extract the gel, cut a leaf that is plump and juicy, then slice and peel off the outer skin. Rub it directly on your skin or mix it into a smoothie.
|Region:||Throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world|
|Skin||The inner gel is an ideal topical treatment for burns, cuts, and dry skin. Rub onto face and let sit for 30 minutes to tighten the skin. Can be eaten or applied topically to fight inflammation.|
|Sulfur||N/A||N/A||Outdoor aloe vera plants that are watered by rain have a high concentration of the sulfur compound MSM.|