16 July 2010 12:10:29
Last week at the herb garden I divided up pots of this Aloe, Aloe aristata. Aloe is well known for being good for burns and skin complaints but it is usually the larger, better known, less prickly Aloe vera that is used. However this little gem, Denise tells me, is just as good and having smaller leaves there is less wastage and when you pull a leaf it will not ruin the look of the plant. You can just slice a leaf open and place it juicy side down on a burn. Worthwhile keeping a pot of it on the kitchen windowsill.