Caribbean Flowers Series – Aloe vera

The Beauty or Miracle Plant

In Trinidad and Tobago, the Aloe plant can be found in many gardens. Your Grandmother, Aunt or Tanti will have a cluster of Aloes ready to sooth the bruise you got while trying to pick plumes in her backyard. Older people have more common sense than younger people who would run to the hospital. A common sense pays more than book sense, to them, Aloes is the cure for almost anything.

The gel from the plant has a bitter taste to it, but the beneficial properties are to give your belly a good clean-out.

Below: The flower of the plant are a light yellow and the stem extends from the core of the plant ans is about 2′ in length.

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