Here is How To Grow Aloe Vera At Home (And Health Benefits)
Aloe Vera is one of the best plants with numerous benefits and healing effects. Moreover, it has an incredibly exotic and attractive look and can be a wonderful decoration in your house. This healing plant is excellent for treating children and adults, because it is completely safe and it is able to treat the first symptoms of numerous illnesses.
Aloe Vera is very efficient when it comes to strengthening the immune system, because it is abundant in antioxidants which naturally boost the immunity and aid the body in the process of fighting free radicals.
Free radicals are unstable compounds that accelerate the process of aging and harm our health. This is why it is recommended that we consume aloe vera juice, so that the great number of antioxidants it contains help you get rid of the free radicals and make your immune system stronger.
Aloe vera can also be used topically for soothing joint inflammation and arthritis pain. The juice made of aloe vera has the same effects. If you consume it regularly for two weeks, you will considerably reduce the symptoms of pain and inflammation.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory effects, aloe vera is incredibly efficient in the treatment of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis.
If you consume aloe vera juice regularly, you will cleanse your digestive system and eliminate the fatigue and exhaustion caused by consumption of certain foods and ingredients.
Regular consumption of aloe vera juice also stimulates weight loss and supplies your body with energy.
This juice is abundant in natural fibers which are extremely beneficial for the digestion process and for improving the bowel movements, meaning that its laxative effects help in treating constipation. If you want to treat constipation, you need to drink two ounces of aloe vera juice every day. The effects of drinking aloe vera juice are noticeable only after ten hours.
Aloe vera plant is also very beneficial when it comes to treating various skin problems, and because of that, it is often included in skin care products.
Aloe vera accelerates the regeneration of new skin tissue, moisturizes and soothes the skin. By applying aloe vera gel on your skin, you will make it look shiny, healthy, smooth and flawless.
Aloe vera gel is also beneficial for treating minor burns, insect bites, sunburned skin, blister, allergic reactions, and inflammations. It is natural and completely safe even for people with sensitive skin.
Aloe vera has powerful antimicrobial and antibacterial effects, which makes it efficient in treating numerous gum and mouth issues. Its rich mineral content makes it beneficial for the process of cell growth and treating mouth ulcers and bleeding gums.
If you drink aloe vera juice, your teeth will become healthy and strong.
For treating gum diseases, you should massage your gums with fresh aloe vera gel, or sprinkle some aloe vera powder on your toothbrush and brush your teeth with it. Only after several minutes, you will feel relief.
Experts recommend that you have this wondrous plant at home and enjoy all of its benefits. This plant is easily propagated by the seed, stem, leaf cuttings, or by division of tubers, however, you should be careful not to damage it during the propagation procedure. Also, this plant should not be propagated when the succulent blooms.
In order to cultivate aloe vera, you should use light soil mixture which contains low amount of brick chips and charcoal. Avoid adding peat, because it can damage the root.
In summertime, aloe vera does not need much watering. You can even only leave it on the porch and it will collect the dew.
When the temperatures are low, place the aloe vera plant inside the house, for example in the hallway, on a warm balcony, or in a cool room. Saturate the soil from time to time using fertilizers which contain minerals and nitrogen.
In addition, best plants for transplanting are the ones that are five years old, because this is the period when this plant has the most healing properties. Young aloe vera plants should be transplanted once a year, and three-years-old ones every third year.
Plant the aloe vera on moisturized soil and avoid watering it. After you take the plant out of the pot, gently tap it to clean its root from the old substrate. Remove the damaged roots, if any, but try not to destroy the healthy tissues. Sprinkle some charcoal or powdered sulfur over the sliced parts and prune it using sharp scissors.
Once you plant the aloe vera, do not water it for five to six days. Locate the pot in the shade. If you have followed the instructions, you will soon notice the root of the plant.
If you decide to use seeds for planting your own aloe vera plant, this is what you should do:
Sow the seeds in February or March, at a temperature of 21 degrees Celsius, as soon as they become ripe. Use soil that consists of sand, light turf soil, sheet, broken bricks and charcoal. Once the plant grows two leaves, plant them in pots.