Aloe Aloe vera
DESCRIPTION AND CULTURE: Aloes are perennial tropical plants that do well in the house or in a shady place outdoors. This is an easy one to scorch if put in the sun without acclimating it. Aloes need well drained soil and benefit from something gravely in the soil mix, like calcined clay, “Turface” or unscented kitty litter.
PART USED: Inner leaf. Smells like chicken soup when you open it! The outer leaf is very gripping if taken internally.
FUNCTION: The sliced leaf is used after spending too much time in the sun~very soothing and demulcent.