Extensive use of Aloe vera, aloes for a variety of maladies is common. Taken internally, the slime, or center part of the leaf, is usually beaten up with the white of an egg and a little honey or molasses and swallowed for cancer, stomach pain, bles, inflammation, or mixed with olive oil for a general cooling and cleaning. For burns and other skin problems, it is applied topically. For earache and eye troubles, mix with a little sterile water. For hemorrhoids a two-inch peeled section of the stem is inserted in the rectum and left all day. The bitter part is smeared on a mother’s breast to wean a child or on the child’s thumb to stop thumb sucking. It is also used as a shampoo and hair treatment. Plant aloes by your house to keep evil away and under citrus trees to keep off black mould.
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