Using For First Aid Treatments For benefits and home remedies in first aid, see this page. How To Cut A Leaf: • Cut away with a sharp knife. • Trim the thorny edges from the severed leaf, then slice across its width. The inner transparent, gooey gel is ready to be applied directly to the afflicted area. Use generously, it will be absorbed by the skin within several minutes. • After the gel from the first layer of ruptured cells has run dry, scratch the surface with a clean knife to rupture more cells, releasing more juice. This can be continued until there is nothing but green skin left. How Long Will A Cut Leaf Last: • Wrap partially used leaves in foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate, it will last for days. To Consume: • The colorless pulp is tasteless, but first rinse off the bitter yellow sap. Peel the green skin from the pulp, then rinse off the sap with cool water.
I don't know about the storing of it but the rest is right, I've used alo-vera for yrs and its a good plant. Also the plant grows well in a pot and will travel well too, if you put a small sprout in a jar half full of potting mix it will grow there happily.
When all is said and done, will this old dragon finally be able to rest?
They came, they saw, they tried to kill, but I'm still here !
Oxalis is a common garden weed with edible leaves and flowers. I've eaten them raw, and they have quite a pleasant sour taste. My toddler likes to eat them as well (thankfully only them - I was worried it would form a habit of eating any flowers).