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Aloes - Aloe vera (Liliaceae)
(Cape aloes, socotrine, medicine plant, aloe vera, burn plant)
Description: Succulent with clumps of pointed evergreen leaves.
Uses: The leaves are the parts used. You can either squeeze the sap out of a freshly broken leaf and apply directly to a burn or wound, or you can dry the sap into a resin with which you could produce tinctures. Fresh sap is also used to treat mastitis.
CAUTION: Not to be taken internally as it can cause hemorrhage.
Tincture: A tincture is a good solution for long term treatment as will store for up to two years. 8 ounces of dried herb, 1.5 cups of alcohol (grain alcohol like Everclear), and 4 cups of water; Chop your herbs up finely and put them in a glass jar with a good tight fitting lid. Pour the liquid over the herbs and tighten the lid. Keep the jar in a warm, dark place for 2 weeks. Shake the jar every two days. After the two weeks, strain the liquid off through cheesecloth into a clean colored glass jar and store away from heat and direct sunlight.