Sunday, April 15, 2012

Aloe vera and pigface: for burns

The fleshy juice within the stem of native pigface and aloe vera are very similar in their first aid applications.

Both can be used to relieve the irritation and discomfort that results from simple burns -- including sunburn. You simply break open the thickened leaf and then smooth the fresh juice over the injured skin. The juice will dry to form a protective layer which will help soothe and heal the skin.

Down on the seashore, only a short distance from the high tide mark, a flash of iridescent pink shows me the location of pigface in flower. It's always a cheerful find.

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