Have you ever heard or read somewhere that aloe vera has curative properties? You have already noticed how good aloe vera on windowsill looks. It refreshes your whole house with its fresh look. My mother suggested me to grow one 18 years ago. I like it because it looks exotic and attractive, so I recommend it to all my close friends and family for two basic reasons.
This plant can be very useful as home remedy for treating your kids or adult persons. You can eliminate the first symptoms of ailments instantly and you don’t have to be worried about any side effects because this plant is one of the safest. Aloe vera helped me to strengthen my immune system.
How to Grow Aloe Vera Plants at Home
If you intend to grow this plant at home you should know that this plant is cultivated from its seed, stem, leaf cuttings and division of tubers. You should implement cultivation methods that will not damage the plant. Never try while the succulent is blooming. You should prepare a tight soil mix with low content of brick chips and charcoal for cultivation. You shouldn’t add peat in the soil because it will leave negative effect on the plant’s root system.
In my experience, you shouldn’t water it too much during the summer. It is juicy, so you should place it outside on the porch during the night and it will gather enough dew. When the temperatures are below 10 Degrees Celsius, you should put the plant inside. The room temperature of 12-14 Degrees Celsius will do the job. I’m keeping my plant in the hallway.
You can apply some special dressing on this plant in order to nourish it the best way you can. Add mineral and nitrogen fertilizers periodically. You should be extremely careful when transplanting pups. The young pups should be transplanted once a year, 3 years- old ones- ones in every 3 years. The plants that are older than 5 years are consider as old ones. But, the old ones have the greatest health benefits and are the most valuable.
Now, when you know how to care for the plant, you should also learn how to plant and prune it.
Make sure that the soil is dry when planting it. You should clean the roots of the old substrate by a light tapping when removing the plant from the pot. In case you find harmed roots you should remove them without harming the healthy tissues. The sliced parts should be treated with powdered sulfur or charcoal. You should use sharp scissors when pruning this plant.
When the grower is planted it shouldn’t be watered for 5-6 days. Put the pot in shade. The plant will surely develop root if you do these steps correctly.
If you don’t know how to plant an Aloe Vera using seeds only, follow these steps:
They are sown at 21Â°C right after ripening.
The best time for this is February or March
The soil should be consisted of sheet, light turf soil and sand.
You should add broken bricks and charcoal into the soil.
Once the little aloe plant develops 2 leaves it can be planted in the pots.
Health Benefits of Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is rich in antioxidants which boost the immune system, which is crucial for the fight against free radicals in the organism. Free radicals are unstable compounds that are very harmful for your health and speed up the aging process. Consuming Aloe vera juice regularly will provide your body with plenty of antioxidants that will bolster your immune system.
This plant is one of the most common herbs used as an addition in the skin care products. It calms the skin, nourishes it and hydrates it. It speeds up the regeneration of new skin tissue as well. You will moisture your skin and make it glower if you apply fresh aloe vera gel directly.
Aloe Vera is the most effective remedy for sunburns, blisters, insect bites, allergic reactions, minor burns and inflammations. If you have sensitive skin you can use aloe vera without any problem.
Aloe Vera will help you to cleanse your digestive system. Aloe Vera fights against food substances that cause exhaustion and fatigue.
Aloe Vera juice replenishes your energy levels and maintains your body perfectly healthy with proper body weight.
Aloe vera is very beneficial for the oral health and the gums because it has strong antibacterial and antimicrobial characteristics. It includes vitamins and minerals that stimulate cell growth and heal the bleeding gums and mouth ulcers.
For patients that suffer gum disease, it is recommended to implement a massage on their gums with fresh aloe vera gel. Aloe vera powder may be sprinkled on the toothbrush as well before washing the teeth. Aloe vera juice strengthens the teeth as well.
Aloe vera juice includes fiber that improves digestion and the bowel movements. In case of constipation, the patient should consume 2 ounces of aloe vera juice per day. You should know that it takes 10 hours to get the positive results of aloe vera juice.
You can apply aloe vera topically in order to reduce inflammation of the joints and relieve arthritis pain. Aloe vera juice also reduces inflammation inside the body. Patients who consume aloe vera juice for 2 weeks have a great decrease of inflammation and pain symptoms.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory characteristics, aloe vera is very useful remedy for moderate ulcerative colitis.