Yes, /Aloe vera/ buds are edible. But only boiled for at least 10 to 15
minutes. Never raw. If eaten raw inadvertently in "reasonnable" quantity
(four, five...) it may cause digestive side effects not very toxic but
very... hum... embarrassing. An upper quantity will be really toxic.
The same with the raw leaves. Young leaves can be cooked 15 minutes to
be eaten as a nice vegetable accompaniement. Big leaves can be eaten
cooked for half an hour, in preference cut to pieces before cooked.
And the juice must be very, very purified to be drunk. Home made /Aloe/
juices are hardly unadviced. Of course juices bought in dietetic shops
are perfectly purified.
Jacques (in France)
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De : Gail Lloyd <gardenchick1949@ yahoo.com
A : pfaf@yahoogroups. com
Date de l'envoi : 03/04/2010 10:45:39 PM +0200
Sujet du mail : [pfaf] Re: aloe vera
> You shouldn't eat aloe vera gel on a continual basis, but once in a
> while is good for you. I imagine the buds are the same.
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> *From:* Ossi Kakko <ossi@...>
> *To:* pfaf@yahoogroups. com
> *Sent:* Fri, April 2, 2010 7:52:56 AM
> *Subject:* [pfaf] Re: aloe vera
> Dear all,
> ... once upon a time for some unknown reason I did intuitively eat
> flowering buds of Aloe Vera and they tasted very good. Does anyone know
> about their edibility ? At least inner parts of leaves (without yellow
> stuff in the coat) and seeds are edible, but what about buds? Are there
> any known hazards ?
> best wishes,
> > Dear Rich:
> > Plants for Plants sake is a great thing, I get along better
> > with plants than I do people as a plant has never cussed me
> > out or screamed at me.
> > I noticed that on your wed page your Aloe Vera had flowers,
> > mine have babies but never have I seen flowers.
> > I also have century plants and they too have had babies but
> > I've seen their flowers.
> > Pesach Sameach.
> > Shalom, Shalom, Yosef of Ok.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Rich