Thursday, 2 February 2012

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera (syn. A. barbadensis, A. vulgaris) is an evergreen succulent perennial plant belonging to the Aloeaceae family. The species name 'vera' means real or true. Aloe vera is mainly kept as a house plant in the British Isles but in hotter climates it is grown outside. For further information on this really useful plant see our information booklet below.

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46 comments:

  1. are all types of aloe vera edible?? how 2 check d aloe vera wich i have in my home edible or not?? is der any test for that??

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    1. Hi Kush Kanodia, all aloevera are not edible, only barbadensis Mill. is known as the best variety of aloevera, if you like to participate in aloevera health and distributor network, than please feel free to contact me, my name Dr. I.K. Sachdeva, email:ishnoida@gmail.com, mob:09250950118.

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  2. There are many species of Aloe, they are not all edible and they can be difficult to identify. To be on the safe side, we would recommend starting from scratch and purchasing an organic Aloe vera plant from a reliable source.

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    1. hi blog owner, you are right, if you/ any one feeling difficult to identify the plant/ species ?
      as there is/are only Lab Method(s) available for this......
      only barbadensis Mill. is known as the best variety of aloevera, if you like to participate in aloevera health and distributor network, than please feel free to contact me, my name Dr. I.K. Sachdeva, email:ishnoida@gmail.com, mob:09250950118.

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  3. Is there any chance I could show you a picture of my Aloe plant to help me identify it? I would really appreciate it!

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    1. It would be difficult to identify from a picture or at all so wouldn't like to risk it. Sorry.

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  4. Awesome info I noticed that they don't like direct sunlight as well

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  6. i just eat the aloe plant that's growing in a pot on my balcony. i know it's edible because i eat it.

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    1. Me to I didn't know that you could eat all the aloe Vera plants.. I followed a YouTube movie of making juice of the gel and I did it , all went fine lucky me! So guess mine is eatable to.

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    2. (From : Dr. I.K. Sachdeva) NATUROPATH
      Hi friends if you are in India and/ or you like to know more about aloevera plant and it's uses, please feel free to contact me my email is : ishnoida@gmail.com
      Mob: 09250950118

      we have lot of other alternative of aloevera :)

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  8. is the inner gel edible?

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    1. hi friends Yes Inner Gel is also edible, but take care of original plant.

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  9. Yes, the clear gel is edible as is the whole leaf. The clear gel is very palatable but the layer between that and the outer skin of the leaf is very bitter.

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  10. One hour ago I ate a very tasty section of aloe root, with only a slightly bitter aftertaste. The question is: Will I still be on the planet twenty-four hours hence?

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    1. Why ask the question after you ate it? lol. Go online and find out first.... apparently there are some serious 'silent' risks associated with eating it; you should take time to look this up yourself.

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    1. I'm sorry, we don't know whether aloe somaliensis is edible or not.

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  12. Any idea where you can purchase an organic plant of the edible variety in the UK?

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  13. Try poyntzfieldherbs.co.uk. They use organic and biodynamic methods to grow their plants.

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  14. Curious....is the "stalk" of the flowering aloe edible and does it have any beneficial qualities?

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    1. I'm sorry we don't have any information about the stalk.

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  15. Where & how can one get this variety in India. Please give details if availabke.

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    1. THE VARIETY FOR USE AS VEGETABLE IS AVAILABLE AT BIKANER RAJASTHAN.

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  16. All Aloe Vera plant leaves we bought from neighbouring farmer were edible only because he was there for ages and families all around bought couple of leaves about a metre long from this farmer and used. I also wish to know how to identify the edible ones outside that farm house in my village. We could use its pulp to make a soupy vegetable by adding some potatoes. The only thing was that we soaked the pulp bits in salt for half an hour to get rid of the gluey stuff. You can pickle the leaf by chopping it in slices along with the green skin and bung these pieces in a jar with 20% cooking salt and bit of 'Ajwain' - aniseed. The pickle will shed some juice and the salt will remove its bitterness and gluey nature. Leaves will brownish on the outside in 30 days. Pickle is ready to eat as is. I miss that taste.

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  17. How can I identify if my plant is edible;;;; Please help me!!

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    1. This could be difficult as there are over 450 species. To be on the safe side we would recommend purchasing a plant from a reputable nursery if you want to eat it.

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  18. Oh no.. I thought all aloe vera was edible.. I have several different kinds and hav eaten from 2 of the different kinds.. There is a 3rd kind
    . i havent eaten from yet bcoz they seem smaller and dufferent.. I was waiting for them to get bigger :(.. Are they all ok to put on your skin and what are the worst possible results from eating the unedible kind??


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    1. We've no idea if any of the other species are suitable for use on the skin or of the worst effects of imbibing any of them. It may just be an upset stomach but it's not worth the risk.

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  19. Gordon Leith Jones8 September 2015 at 07:48

    Use barbadenis Mill then you can';t go wrong, I have 50 plants in my greenhouse, and give them away with a leaflet giving lots of tips. Everything you need to know is on the internet. Eat it, wash with it, stop the dog from scratching, it just goes on and on. Get your plant, you'll love it, and it will love you back.

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    1. How do I get one of your plants

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    2. I would like to know how to get one of yours too. Even paying.

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  20. If someone eats one of the aloes plants that isn't edible, how does it affect you?

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  21. Aloe Vera has many benefits it treats a variety of skin conditions like crumbling or dry skin, cosmetic ailments, and hair problems. To see the difference in your skin you will need to apply the gel regularly on the face for a couple of weeks. Once you see the difference you can also make Aloe Vera a part of you every day skin care routine or a weekly routine.
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  22. We are in the UK and just buy our aloe vera from the following site that way we know it's produded safely and love all their products so double b ennefit ☺
    https://shop.foreverliving.com/retail/entry/Shop.do?store=GBR&language=en&distribID=440500114984

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  23. It has reduced my pimples and my skin feels smoother. aloe vera juice patanjali

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  24. How to differentiate which kind of Aloe Vera is edible or not? I have no idea which species of Aloe Vera am i planting. Taken it. Not much side effects.

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  25. Aloe barbadensis (syn.a. vera) Liliaceae Is one of the most popular plant and also use for various medicine and also in beauty product. Most of the people know this plants benefits as well so here in this pots lets see Aloe Barbadensis Aloe Vera indoor house plant care its propagation and its benefits and how to make your home better.

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  26. May I know how to identify which kinds of aloe Vera am i planting?

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  27. We have a massive Aloe bush,would someone know a site where I could identify it please.Thanks ,Ed.

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  28. They are edible. here is a nice vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPjUHfQheX4

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  29. This is one of the best products made by Patanjali Ayurved. For more information visit our website: - aloe vera juice

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