So one positive thing about Panama is their Aloe Vera.
They use it for a lot of medicinal reasons & the leaves are HUGE. Maybe not as big as in the Orient, but much larger than you see in North America although I haven’t lived in warm climates in the US to know if they have the big ones there too.
Also there are 2 kinds of Aloe here, one that’s bitter & one that’s less bitter. The one that is darker & solid in color is less bitter.
I use it for the insect bites & it works probably better than anything else.
Someone told me it’s good to mix with carrot juice to place in the eye for eye infections. Others of course juice it as it’s very healthy.
In Calidonia it’s $1 per leaf & while that may seem cheap, if you need to be juicing with it every day, one leaf isn’t going to be enough.
There is a specific way to get the gel out of the leaf without struggle, so I suggest you search on You Tube to find that video I watched that taught me how to cut it. It was done by an Asian woman & that’s how I found out they have MUCH larger leaves. LOL