Look for thick green leaves that grow in a circle, with younger leaves forming a new circle in the middle and spreading outward. These leaves can give the Aloe plant the look of an upside down umbrella. The edges of each leaf contain short, sharp thorns, similar to a cactus.
Simply so, are there different varieties of Aloe vera?
Aloe vera has around 250 species, of which four are grown for their health benefits.
Beside above, can all Aloe vera plants be used on skin?
It’s important to understand that there are different varieties of Aloe vera, and the common variety for burns is not meant to be eaten, it’s just meant to be applied to the skin. Lets look at the differences between the Aloe vera varieties, so we can distinguish the edible variety from the non-edible one.
Which part of aloe vera is poisonous?
It’s very important to choose leaves from the aloe vera plant and not from other aloe species, as these may be poisonous and therefore unfit for human consumption. It’s generally safe to eat the gel inside the aloe vera leaf, as well as the skin.