Aloe Vera is one of the most popular plants all around the world, cultivated due to its innumerable health benefits, and decorative qualities.
It is native to Northern Africa, and there is evidence that proofs that it was used as a natural medicine for millennia, as researchers have found 12 recipes for these qualities of the Aloe written on ancient Egypt papyrus or ebers.
The Aloe Vera gel is one of the most beneficial natural remedies one can use, and it can be either bought in health stores or extracted from the leaves of the plant.
When applied topically, the Aloe Vera gel:
- Heals wounds
- Reduces wrinkles
- Calms rashes and boils
- Soothes burns
- Treats eczema and acne
- Conditions the hair
- Moisturizes the skin
- Relieves itchiness due to bug bites
- Soothes the skin after shaving
Moreover, here are its benefits if ingested orally:
- Boosts immunity
- Regulates blood sugar levels
- Treats inflammation and arthritis
- Boosts white blood cells
- Healthy gum
- Improves the healthy function of the heart
- Stimulates blood flow
- Helps digestion and relieves heartburn
- Treats bloating/ constipation/ IBS
- Colitis and upset belly relief
- Healthier urinary tract
To enjoy all these benefits, it would be best to grow your own aloe Vera plant at home.
Here is all you have to do:
Ask for an aloe Vera pup with roots from a friend or neighbor or try to find one to buy.
Then, using a sharp knife, carefully pry and cut away the baby plant from the mother plant, without eliminating all the roots. As soon as you have obtained the plant, put it directly into its new plant container which should be filled around three-fourths of the way with soil.
To ensure the soil is not too compact and drains easily, mix some garden soil or potting mix and some sand. Then, cover the roots of the plant, and leave it for a week to allow the cuts to heal.
Then, water the soil, and keep the pot in a bright spot with proper light and sunshine. Since this beneficial plant is very low maintenance, you don’t need any fertilizer.
Yet, remember to water it properly, the soil should be thoroughly drenched, but allow the water to drain freely from the soil. Grow your Aloe on the balcony or in the garden, and reap its amazing benefits.