Traditionally the //ohru Plant, also known as Aloe Vera, is a very useful and important plant, and regarded as medicine world-wide. As for the San Community in Namibia in the Tsumkwe Constituency (Tsumkwe East), we use it as medicine for certain illnesses. For example: If you have abdominal pains, you can cut Aloe Vera into pieces and boil it in water for a minute and then drink that solution. You can also boil and drink Aloe Vera for menstrual pains, for women or young girls. When animals such as chickens and dogs are sick, you can cut pieces of Aloe Vera and put them in a container with some water and then let your animals drink it.

You can eat the flesh of this little sour fruit. You also use it as hair “fertilizer” to grow your hair, or you can use it as sunscreen by roasting the seed over coals and using the oil.