Aloe Vera

Snapshot of two Aloe Vera plants on the front lawn of our home in Panama City, Panama. In this country it is considered “la planta milagrosa” (the miraculous plant). Photo by Omar Upegui R.
I love the soft creamy bokeh of the Canon “nifty-fifty” fixed focal prime lens.  Photo by Omar Upegui R.

Aloe Vera is frequently cited as being used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the first century A.D. Extracts from Aloe Vera are widely used in the cosmetics and alternative medicine industries, being marketed as variously having rejuvenating, healing, or soothing properties.

We have this atttractive plant  in our home merely as an ornamental plant.  It’s been with us for about twenty years.  Good Day.


2 thoughts on “Aloe Vera”

  1. I have a small aloe vera out on my balcony. I think it’s very attractive, but I keep it around for treating burns. I rarely get one in the kitchen, but I’ve been known to come home from work with a little damage from a heat gun.

  2. Same here. This plant is the best physician in Panama. Almost every home has an aloe vera plant for medicinal purposes, thus the Spanish expression, “la planta milagrosa”.

    Best Wishes,


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