Habitat: wide ranging species - western Cape, great Karoo into Orange Free State
Uses: In many places throughout the world, the aloe plant is used for many medicinal purposes. In Nigeria, the inner aloe gel is used to treat guinea work infestation. In other countries like Tobago and Trinidad, it can consumed orally to treat colds, asthma and to heal bruises by mixing the gel with egg whites. The gel of aloe has been used for centuries in aiding skin aliments. When applied topically, it can help with acne, redness, inflammation, ringworm, cuts and wounds. It can be put into lotions and infusions to help moisturize and heal. 1
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