Aloe

Formal name

Aloe vera

Other names

Burn plant; Medicine plant; Saqal; Zabila

Description

A spiny succulent perennial. The long leaves are thick and full of juice and smooth except for spiny teeth on the margins.

Part used

leaf

Dosage

external use

Health benefits

juice taken internally for constipation and to soothe ulcers, arthritis and colitis; fresh leaf or juice is applied for burns, sunburn, poison oak (can be used around eyes) and wounds.

CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemsintegumentary
GenderFeminine
Herb actionemmenagogue, emollient
Herb categorycleanser, specific
Herbal energycool
Herbal preparationfresh leaves
Herbal tastebitter
Magical powersluck, protection
Path22
PlanetMoon