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Aloe

Aloe arborescens

Visible now

Striking colour and shape of flowers

Aloe has wonderful medicinal properties.

Its crushed or split leaves produce a gel which is used to treat burns and wounds. Most notably, it was used during the 2nd World War to treat the burn victims of nuclear bombs in Japan.