Medicinal Uses For Aloe Vera & Horsetail

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Medicinal uses for Aloe Vera and horse tail are numerous, get expert tips and advice on organic herb gardening in this free video. View Video Transcript

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Gale Gassiot

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This is horsetail herb and it has these- it’s like a cylindrical shape. Kids use it sometimes for a whistle. You have to take one piece of it and break it off. Anyway, this is used for kidneys- kidney ailments, kidney stones, and it’s also a diuretic. And you use it by drying it and making tea and drinking the tea. It’s used in many countries around the world. It’s one of the major herbs for kidneys. This is one of the most commonly used herbs around the world- this is aloe vera. And this is the giant aloe vera. This biggest plant that you see here is actually still just a little more than a baby. These get about these tall and they bloom a long, yellow stalk. And I have given thousands of these away. So this can be taken internally or externally. It’s used for burns. If you use it for a burn, all you do is just break off- I try to get a leaf that already has some kind of blemish on it so I don’t waste a good leaf, and you take a knife- it’s better with a knife- but you get rid of the little sticker-y thorns on the side, and then you open it up and that is excellent on a burn, it’s excellent for complexion.