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Aloes
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Asphodelaceae (Former: Liliaceae)
Genus :
Aloe
Species :
vera (=barbadensis; =vulgaris); ferox
COMMON NAMES
Aloe vera; Barbados Aloe
USES
Juice from leaves is used to treat minor burns, abrasions, and skin irritations.
DESCRIPTION
Aloes are succulent perennials with a basal rosette of narrow, fleshy leaves with prickly-edges. Leaves contain a bitter juice. Aloe produces a single leafless flower stalk 2-3 feet tall, terminating in hanging cluster of yellow to orange-red flowers. Fruit in capsules.
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