aloe ferox

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Originally from South Africa, now also in Southwest U.S.A. , this is a much larger, more aggressive plant than Aloe Vera, sometimes having a stem reaching over 12 ft high (4m). The leaves have bigger thorns, and hold 20 times more bitter sap. Has a red flower stalk. Famous for it’s laxative properties, has fiber, stimulates peristalsis, soothes, cleanses and detoxifies toxic poisons from intestinal tract, relieves inflammation. More polysaccharides, vitamins, minerals and amino acids than Aloe Vera. Helps stimulate white blood cell production, heal wounds, inflammation and skin issues. Good for detoxifying old crap from bowels and body. Used for eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, genital herpes, seborrhea, red eyelids, gums, ulcerative colitis, lung cancer, lowers blood sugar in diabetics, tightens skin, high antioxidant, contains aspirin-like compounds for pain relief. May cause some cramping as it works on intestines. Do not take while pregnant.
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Although many Aloe ferox have wonderful red flowers, some have orange flowers.
Geographical variation in the major compounds of Aloe ferox leaf exudate.
Aloe ferox, similar to aloe vera, grows abundantly in one of the poorest regions of South Africa, the Eastern Cape.
Expanding the aloe ferox industry in order to export products has considerable development potential since the inhabitants of rural communities are integrated as tappers, processing-plant workers or distribution agents for aloe-based products.
Aloe ferox is endemic in South Africa and efforts are already under way to market the gel and other derivatives for a variety of products.
I have some troublesome steep banks here on which I find it difficult to grow anything at all, so over the years I have been planting among the weeds (wildflowers) some large specimens of Aloe vera and Aloe ferox and also some variegated agaves.