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ALOE VERA: My Plants & Why I LOVE Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is an awesome plant. It's edible, ornamental and medicinal! A multipurpose plant is a plant for me! Today I show you my aloe vera plants, tell you ...

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Comment by HippyDaisyChick on October 31, 2012 at 12:21pm

Thank you so much for your wonderful video's. This was so informative....much needed information!

Have a wonderful day...and keep the video's coming!

Comment by Alex Curtis-Slep on October 31, 2012 at 12:49pm

You're welcome! Thanks a bunch for this comment! I'll keep the videos coming :)

Comment by Jane on November 16, 2012 at 4:32am

Hi Alex,

I’ve wanted to incorporate fresh aloe into my diet for a while, mainly for the reasons you outline: good for digestion and skin.  In my younger, travelling years I used it on sun scorched shoulders.  However, I live in England where it doesn’t thrive outdoors.  I recently spotted some indoor pot plants for sale (like the second variety in your video), so I think I’ll give that a try.  Though I don’t know how it will fare in my big drafty flat.  I would love to be able to pick it from the ground like you do – such a lovely video!


Comment by Alex Curtis-Slep on November 16, 2012 at 5:45pm

Hey Jane. Thanks for your comment! I agree, aloe can be a useful herb. Good luck with growing it!

Comment by HippyDaisyChick on March 1, 2013 at 11:24pm
Alex, I have been trying to find seeds for the larger variety of Aloe you grew. Do you know where I can find them, possibly?
Comment by Alex Curtis-Slep on March 2, 2013 at 6:52pm

Hey HippyDaisyChick. Though aloe doesn't propagate in seed in nature, I did a Google search and found seeds for sale. This isn't for the particular variety that I show in my video, but it may be your best bet. Hope that helps! :) 

Comment by HippyDaisyChick on March 5, 2013 at 11:19am
Thank you so much for your help! Is thus variety edible?
Comment by Alex Curtis-Slep on March 5, 2013 at 5:33pm

All aloe is edible, though you may want to look into its possible toxicity. After putting up this video I heard some claim that aloe contains toxic alkaloids and shouldn't be consumed. I'm on the fence about it really. It makes sense in that no pests are into so it may not be optimal and it doesn't make sense in that it can heal (but it may actually further trap pain).

Do some research and let me know what you find!

Comment by Sunshine on March 12, 2013 at 3:38am

yea alex that seems a reason for the importance of rotating greens as they have alkaoids unlike fruit that is perfecly ripe the greens of the plant have a mission and that is to produce seeds and contunue life

as you know you are on the HCRV path as am i (2 years 100% now and thriving every day more) that plants want to ward of preditors so have strong alkaloids to do such . 

..contains allontoin resulting in adverse effects like ccomfrey. A cathartic, its purgative properties are due to three pentosides (barbaloin, iso-barbaloin, and beta-barbaloin) and to a resin - aloetin.

Aloe emodin occurs in a free state and as glycoside in the aloe and irritates the delicate linings of the intestinal tract. The body attempting to discharge this poison creates a purgative effects.


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