Aloe vera gel.

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Date: Mon, 6 Feb 1995 16:58:45 -0700
Sender: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants discussion list <HERB.TREARN.BITNET>
From: Nancy Goren <nancy.TUX.MUSIC.ASU.EDU>
Subject: Re: Aloe Vera Gel

> Has anyone had any personal experience with aloe vera gel taken internally? Does it live up to the enormous health benefits it claims to give?

Here in the Southwest desert it is a native plant so it grows well in my front yard. It is my first aid for cuts, burns, insect bites, and tummy aches. I just peel off the outer skin and apply or eat the slimy goo. It's pure magic.
I think it has antibiotic properties in addition to healing ones.