How To Grow Aloe Vera At Home (And Health Benefits)

Aloe Vera -member of the Old World succulent group – Aloaceae.

This plant has numerous healing properties. They have been used on many continents for thousands of years.

It’s a perfect houseplant to safely heal children and adults alike.

Internal Uses

Aloe- excellent for boosting immune system and as well as  warding off disease. Contains a large number of antioxidants, those fight damage caused by free radicals.

Free radicals -found in everything in environment and produce oxidative stress, which contributes cell aging process. Aloe gel is often anti-aging skin treatment cause it also helps skin to produce metallothionein, an antioxidant protein that protects against radiation damage.

This plant reduces inflammation caused by injury and arthritis. It offers anti-viral protection and also inhibits tumor growth by boosting immunity. Improves digestive health, and treat those suffering from ulcerative colitis and can treat constipation, only if it is taken in a high enough dose.

Tip: best results are got when drink about a 2 ounces of Aloe Vera. It may take 10 hours before it takes effect. It is necessary to drink this once a day for 10 day in row.

Topical Uses

Aloe Vera is found in millions of beauty care products all over the world due to its healing and soothing properties.

The gel makes skin look healthy and youthful, by retaining moisture and stimulating production of elastin and collagen. Both of these proteins increase skin elasticity thus reduce wrinkles.

Aloe also binds skin cells together and that prevent flaking, useful in treatment of eczema and psoriasis. Also successfully combat the effects of erythema and improve acne.

It has 6 antiseptic agents : Lupeol, urea nitrogen, cinnamonic acid, salicylic acid, phenols and sulfur and these act as antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal agents. This means that Aloe gel is used to relieve rashes from bug bites, allergic reactions and those from plants such as poison ivy or oak.

It soothes and heals burns as well as abrasions by preventing infection and also promote skin cell renewal.

Use Aloe juice each morning as mouthwash or apply directly to gums and teeth to promote oral health and thus fight bacteria that cause gum disease and also cause bad breath

 

 

How To Grow This Miracle Plant

Aloe vera is a succulent, very simple to grow and also easily harvested and propagated. It can be bought from your local garden or health food store or it can also grow a new plant with transplanting pups of a mature plant.

Aloe obtaining premixed cacti soil mix or make it by mixing five parts potting soil, and two parts pumice and also one part coir or one part soil and one part sand. Place soil in a well-draining pot such as terra cotta.

Aloe is typically kept indoors, but it can survive outdoors in most climates. While warmer months dew provided from sitting outside on the deck overnight generally is sufficient for watering Aloe plants. It should never be left to sit in the rain.

During cool or cold months move Aloe inside. As other cacti, it does not survivel in extremely low temperatures. These months plant also requires less frequent watering. This is good rule of thumb- water it once the top three inches of soil are dry.

Aloe vera plants at age of five years have the most potent properties. Many people just transplant them once every five years. New plant can be relocated once, after its third year of life. Very important is to wait 5-6 days before watering a newly planted Aloe.

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