Aloe vera of the oldest medicinal plants in history, and provides an antiseptic gel that heals as well as provides pain relief.
With its fleshy leaves, it is sometimes known as the first aid plant, especially when kept as a potted indoors plant, on a sunny windowsill, or by the back door. It dislikes both frost and salt-laden winds. The leaf is simply split open to expose the gel.
Millions of homes all over the world keep this plant and use the healing, soothing gel to treat burns and scalds, cold sores, scalp conditions, sun spots, insect bites, rashes and fungal conditions — and to reduce scarring.
I always keep Aloe vera handy and marvel at its effectiveness in treating all manner of skin complaints.