Aloe in the Kitchen- A Burning Tip!
Do you keep an aloe plant in your kitchen? You should. The Aloe plant has numerous benefits in addition to its common use as a sunburn remedy. Aloe is an easy plant to nurture, very little care is needed. It is a succulent with a natural capacity for water storage. This means it requires minimal attention and is easy to keep healthy.
We keep Aloe “at the ready” in our kitchens. It provides soothing first aid for minor kitchen burns and cuts… those injuries common to “in a rush” cooks and chefs. We simply break off a stem, squeeze, and apply the liquid gel inside the stem to our burn. Not only is it soothing and moisturizing, but the Aloe seems to speed up the healing process. It is also said to be antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Its medicinal properties can be documented as far back as Ancient Egypt and Greece.
The broken stem does not regenerate, but additional stems will be produced regularly. Keep the plant near a sunny window, and water VERY sparingly.
Aloe plants are easily available at nurseries, garden stores and in supermarket plant departments.