My pencil sketch of cut stems. The gel can be extracted from the cut at the bottom of the stem.
Sans aroma and colors
But herbal secret
Right through the ages
Loyal and dependable
Won hearts of maidens
Ready source of reliance
A miracle gel
Process Notes: I was trying hard to know about the goodness of Aloe Vera in its natural state. There are bottles of processed supplements, sun blocks, shampoos,moisturizers and the like in the market but these won’t do. I was lucky last weekend during a visit. It happened that a relative gave some insight on the application of the natural gel on the head of her daughter. Apparently to make her mop of hair more luxuriant and black. And she swore by it.
The preparation process is simple. To be safe she does only for external application. Have a pair of plastic gloves when handling the raw gel she said. It would case itchiness otherwise.
Cut the stem and pull away the top part to expose the gel. Scrape the gel into a container and leave in the ‘fridge overnight. It can be used the day after to be applied directly to the skin or on the head on the raw.
Aloe Vera gel apparently had been used for a variety of skin care. Helps the formation of new skin cells and hasten healing. With its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties it can help reduce swelling ,relieve stinging effects or itchiness in case of insect bites bruises and blisters. Gives a soothing effect on sunburned skin too.