Aloe Vera, Lu Hui

Aloe barbadensis

A commonly cultivated house plant for many, Aloe Vera is a perennial, native to Africa, with succulent leaves in long spikes with yellow or orange flowers. The cooling and soothing quality of Aloe makes it ideal for calming irritated skin especially with burns. In Chinese Medicine, the inner gel is dried and then used as an herbal laxative to strongly purge and move stagnant Qi downward.

Parts Used:

clear gel inside leaves, fresh or dried

Key Actions & Healing Properties:

  • Wound healing gel for burns, cuts and abrasions
  • Emollient (skin soothing)
  • Laxative, Purgative
  • Clears heat in the intestines
  • Stimulates secretions of bile