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Grow Aloe Indoors



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Alexander the Great popularized the medicinal properties of aloe when he heard how the sap from itís leaves could help heal battle wounds.

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ďAloeĒ creates a protective barrier on the skin that keeps it moist and promotes healing.  It also stimulates the Langerhans cells, which can reduce inflammation.

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Now is a good time to think about growing your own indoor potted aloe plant.  Itís so easy, they are just beautiful and a very healthy plant to have around the house.

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Select a small size clay flowerpot and saucer.  Make sure you place them in a sunny location or window.  The potted aloe plant loves indirect sunlight but too much direct sunlight can brown itís leaves.  Itís best to rotate the pot once or twice a week so that all sides receive equal light.  Donít overwater but keep the moisture moist.

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To use for burns or cuts:  Slit open a stalk, squeeze out some gel like substance and dab on the skin.  Keep the remaining stalk in the refrigerator for up to 60 days.

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