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Grant

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One plant to always have on hand:
« on: August 10, 2010, 06:00:55 pm »
  If you're truly preparing for SHTF,etc.   I recomend always having:

An aloevera plant.    Although it wouldn't be a full-body type thing, if you just got a decent burn on an arm/leg you can't beat it.   We've tried a few gels,etc. but Aloevera is tough to beat.

     It was kinda a wakeup call, I haven't really put much thought into it, happened to burn a good 3" chunk of skin (the center being nice and gooey looking even...), after an aloevera application:  Pain went down almost immediately and it's feeling a HUGE amount better.

    Now just to clean it up and make sure no infection sets in.   
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    Re: One plant to always have on hand:
    « Reply #1 on: August 10, 2010, 06:35:11 pm »
    Asians even make drinks of it, it's reputedly good for the stomach though I've never tried it. Sounds icky to me. But I've used it as a topical and it's pretty good stuff.
    Some people call the midwest the heartland, I prefer to think of it as the liver. Not too interesting, and easy to ignore until it quits working.

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    Re: One plant to always have on hand:
    « Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010, 05:51:22 pm »
    Very few houses here don't have at least one plant in the yard. You can make a tea from the skin, use the sap for burns, cuts, scraps etc on humans and animals. And I have used it on extensive sun burns (pretty much her whole body, she fell asleep at a tops opitional beach) and usually keep some around the work site for small nicks and such. I have been told you can consume it like a veggie but  :shrug
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    Re: One plant to always have on hand:
    « Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010, 10:35:31 pm »
       Hmmm...Never heard of that option...dunno how tastefull it would be as a veggie or tea.....

      Maybe it'd be a cure for those red-hot peppers though  ;D
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    Re: One plant to always have on hand:
    « Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010, 01:16:15 pm »
    I remember my mother always kept an aloe vera plant around.  I remember it felt really good on sunburns.  I'm fair skinned and always burned the first time I was out in the sun in the springtime.  After my first burn I tanned and never had a problem but I always had that first burn to get out of the way.  The aloe vera always was more soothing than any drugstore cream or ointment especially when you put it in the refrigerator first.

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    Re: One plant to always have on hand:
    « Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 03:12:40 pm »
    That brought back memories.  My mother was the same way, there were always a couple aloe vera plants around the house.  She would take cuttings every so often, place them in plastic bags and put them in the refrigerator.  And the doggone plants need virtually zero care.  I bought an older house several years back that had sat empty for over 2 years.  The place had a cellar and there was a monster-size aloe plant down there that was doing just fine, all by it's lonesome.  Apparently the cellar was just damp enough to let it thrive.

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    Re: One plant to always have on hand:
    « Reply #6 on: August 24, 2010, 03:14:25 pm »
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    The place had a cellar and there was a monster-size aloe plant down there

    That's scary.

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    Re: One plant to always have on hand:
    « Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010, 03:45:30 pm »
    The scary part is I left the plant where it was.  It was still there when I moved out, some 12 years ago.  I wonder if the new owners kept it or not.

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    Re: One plant to always have on hand:
    « Reply #8 on: August 28, 2010, 02:18:06 am »
    Sure it works, but it smells so bad when you smear the goop all over yourself!


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