Asked by: Thiago Corves
asked in category: General Last Updated: 12th February, 2020

Why does my aloe vera smell like onion?

I Googled it and many people are suggesting it's due to rot, but the smell isn't that "bad"- it just smells like regular onion/garlic. The gel was clear and normal aloe consistency. The plant is healthy and is sprouting up new little leaves from the middle.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, is aloe vera supposed to smell like onions?

Aloe Vera belongs to the Liliaceae family, according to its Latin name, which also includes garlic or onion. Natural Aloe Vera is similar in taste and smell to other plants in its family, its characteristic taste and sour smell are similar to garlic.

Similarly, why is my aloe vera gel yellow? Aloe latex, or juice, seeps from the leaf when cut. It's yellow in color and has a bitter taste. When ingesting aloe, the gel is the safest part of the plant. The latex has laxative properties and can cause serious health complications if used too often.

Regarding this, is aloe vera supposed to stink?

Although many people do not think of aloe vera as having an objectionable odor, it is possible to dislike the scent of its gel even when nothing is wrong with the plant. If this is the case, then your aloe vera may stink whenever it oozes.

What color should aloe vera gel be?

Natural Aloe Vera gel varies in color from clear to slightly yellow / translucent gold.

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