Protection and luck.
G/P/E: Feminine, Moon, Water.
Magical attributes: Beauty, protection, success, peace.
Uses: Aloe has always been known for its healing qualities. For treating wounds and maintaining healthy skin. It may be applied right from the plant or in gel form for burns, sunburns, and can relieve poison ivy rash and helps to combat a variety of bacteria that commonly cause infections in skin wounds. It is also an excellent additive for soaps and creams as a conditioner.
After using gel from a leaf the opened leaf will seal itself so you can store it in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator for future uses.
Place on the grave of a loved one to promote peaceful energy.
Thought to relieve loneliness and assist with success.
Hang in the home to attract luck and protection for those who live there.
Grow in the home to provide protection from household accidents.
Burn on the night of a full moon to bring a new lover by the new moon.
Also Called: Burn Plant, Medicine Plant
The clear gel contained within the leaf makes an excellent treatment for wounds, burns and other skin disorders, placing a protective coat over the affected area, speeding up the rate of healing and reducing the risk of infection.
The leaves are cut transversally at their base and the liquid that exudes from this cut is dried. It is called bitter aloes and contains anthraquinones which are a useful digestive stimulant and a strong laxative.
The plant is emmenagogue, emollient, laxative, purgative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary.
Extracts of the plant have antibacterial activity.
Apart from its external use on the skin, aloe vera (usually the bitter aloes) is also taken internally in the treatment of chronic constipation, poor appetite, digestive problems etc.
It should not be given to pregnant women or people with haemorrhoids or irritable bowel syndrome.
The plant is strongly purgative so great care should be taken over the dosage.
The plant is used to test if there is blood in the faeces.
This plant has a folk history of treatment in cases of cancer.