The Healing Herb
Aloe species - Tender perennial or houseplant - Culinary,
One of the easiest and most useful herbs to grow in your home for a
number of reasons, not the least of which is that the plant is an excellent
air cleaner - even in the dark. The thick juicy leaves are edible,
and the gelatinous sap contains an immune system stimulant. This
sap is used to treat burns, wounds and skin disorders and is a mild antibiotic.
It is also used commercially in cosmetics and other skin care products.
The yellow sap obtained from the base of the leaves is dried and used as
a strong laxative. The plant is a slow growing succulent with thick
spiky leaves covered with tiny teeth. Plants do very well on
a sunny windowsill. Outdoors in warmer climates, you may want to
shield them from the hottest sun as they tend to 'sunburn', turning a bronze
red. They do well in partial or full shade. The species Aloe vera
grows to a height of about 18in., and Aloe ferox (Mexican
or Cape Aloe) reaches a height of 15ft.
|| Aloe vera Live Plant
Not available to AK,HI,CA,NV,UT,AZ,WA or outside U.S.
|| Aloe barbadensis dried gel 8oz
|| Aloe barbadensis dried gel 1lb
|| Aloe ferox Packet of approximately 25
planting seeds $4.00
|| Aloe ferox dried gel 8oz
|| Aloe ferox dried gel 1lb
The Healing Herb shop offers an extensive line of dried herbs and spices,
as well as plants and garden seeds, oils, lotions, ointments, liniments,
soaps, candles, potpourri, and more.