Aloe vera

Aloe vera (Aloe Vera)

Asphodelaceae | Cactus

Native To:

Africa

Plant Status:

Secure

Plant Habit:

Stemless or very short-stemmed plant

Plant Habitat:

North Africa, the India Subcontinent, South America, and the Caribbean.

Cultural Uses

Aloe Vera was introduced to the Hawaiian islands for its medicinal properties. The plant consists of long, stalky leaves which contain a think gel and fleshy center, commonly used to treat burns and rashes. The inner leaves are also
edible.

Interesting Fact

Research shows that Aloe Vera may provide health benefits; a study showed that oral consumption of the plant can reduce blood glucose levels in people diagnosed with Type II Diabetes.

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