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    Hi AJ. The medicine cupboard does not contain any Neosporene. In this instance I was confident that the wound would heal easily using Aloe and exercising hygiene practice. The thread is my diary of how I chose to treat this burn with my favourite health plant.
    Agreed, it is not a biggy but I am thankful it wasn't larger. The size of the burn is neither here nor there; it serves to illustrate my method of treatment well enough.
    Last edited by slow_runner; 26 Nov 2017, 12:28 PM.


      Hello again Vintage; it has been a while since we last communicated. I hope that you are doing well.
      Yes, Aloe is great stuff for our health. I too used it as an interim treatment for a buttock tear that developed badly before I became aware of it. I used the Aloe for a few days before admission into the hospital and the results were marked.
      I am fortunate that my Aloe supply is readily available just outside off the deck, growing in the garage garden.


      I am not sure about delicately slicing the spikey edge . I just quickly run a knife down both sides, then run the knife tip a small way in down the sides and tear the leaf in two. Then, if I am drinking the gel to treat my bladder or as a preventative, I scrape the gel onto a saucer with a tea spoon. When I have enough which is usually two decent sized leaves. it goes into a glass and down the hatch as quickly and tastelessly as possible. Job done.
      If I am using it topically, I will smear the gel where needed or apply as a poultice.
      Last edited by slow_runner; 26 Nov 2017, 12:29 PM.


        The aloe vera sold in my Texas grocery store are humongous. Seeing your photo at the link you gave, I see that your aloe is a different variety. The leaves that I buy have so much gel inside that after you eat it, there is still plenty of gel left attached to the leaf for other uses.

        I make tea of marshmallow root for UTI's. It's effect is to dissolve debris in the urinary tract. And since marshmallows were originally made using real marshmallow root, no one can charge the tea-maker with malpractice! So, maybe you'll add marshmallow root tea to your herbal arsenal against UTI problems?

        We have two foot long aloe vera leaves at grocery stores in Texas,...hence the term Texas-sized. (Though I can't be sure where this photo was taken.)
        Leaves suitable for making juices

        Being able to buy fresh leaves depends greatly on where you live. Remember leaves that contain gel which is suitable for drinking should be:
        • From the Aloe Barbadensis Miller variety of Aloe Vera.
        • From a plant that is three to five years old

        These leaves will be about 2 feet / 60 centimeters long.

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        Last edited by Vintage; 27 Nov 2017, 8:07 PM.
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          Hi Vintage. Thanks for the reference, I will try that marshmallow root.
          I don't know what particular Aloe mine is except that the flower petal are orange and going off of that link, it is a pointer to good things.
          The blister damage is near gone except for some colour from the Aloe contact with the skin. that will pass too. I had three very very small patches where skin was shed after I stopped applying the Aloe and allowed the area exposure to the air.
          All good.


            Congratulations on the good healing,...also for the excellent documentary!

            Here is a link to The Herb Federation of New Zealand's aloe vera information. Thumbs up on your country's appreciation for the curative value of this plant.

            I'm re-posting here your photo of your aloe vera plant. I think it's called a Hedgehog Aloe Vera Plant.
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            Last edited by Vintage; 29 Nov 2017, 1:50 AM.
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              I don't understand your post or if you have an ulterior motive. You post with a burn and ask for help. You are given help by nurses and then you ignore their recommendations in favor of your own aloe remedy that you were doing before you even posted.

              Is the point of your post to show off aloe's healing effects? If so, say that and be clear about it. Something just rubs me the wrong way about how you ask for help, receive answers, ignore it, and post about how great you are doing.


                Slow-runner didn't ask for help, juniorsenior. Maybe the part that you misunderstood was where he wrote, "I will change the aloe poultice(?) daily...", but the question mark was regarding the use of the word "poultice" to describe the pieces of aloe vera that were taped down against his skin. It wasn't a question asking whether or not he should apply the poultice in question. There was no ambiguity. He clearly documented the successful use of aloe vera in treating his own personal injury.
                Last edited by Vintage; 30 Nov 2017, 12:04 PM.
                Female, T9 incomplete


                  Hello Junior. I would hazard a guess that your post was a caustic reaction due to your poor comprehension skills. Relax and re-read with a less jaundiced attitude.
                  The post was to illustrate my foolishness and as a caution to others. Also to illustrate the healing qualities of my organic remedy that I have on hand. I was not seeking advice but it was given by SCI -Nurse, acknowledged and appreciated. If the results of my treatment were less than expected I would have, willingly and with haste, deferred to the medical advice offered.

                  Conventional medicine, organic or in parallel? Good medicine is useful wherever its source.
                  Thankfully I can still choose where and when.


                    There are many different ways to "skin the cat", so to speak. I appreciate your candor and the documentation. You are lucky to be able to go out back and cut your own aloe!
                    I believe that traditional medicine blended with non-traditional (although I am not sure that aloe falls into this category) is often times the best medicine.
                    Thank you for sharing and for your open candor.

                    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.