‘Allo Vera!’ – Joking aside – aloes are very special plants. These distinctive, robust succulents belong to an abundant botanical family, the Liliaceae. There are about 400 species of plants in the Aloe genus, with some, like the well-known Aloe vera and Aloe ferox, being indigenous to Africa. Although it may be the striking flowers […]

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Q.: Are there any natural treatments that can help with bedsores? My mother is bedridden and gets them, surely there is some alternative to drug treatment and painful dressing changes? Margaret DR SANDI NYE REPLIES: Let me describe a case that illustrates how natural treatments can help. An 82-year-old woman in a state-run old-age home […]

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