How To Grow Your Very Own Aloe Vera Plant At Home (And Health Benefits)
Aloe Vera is a plant with amazing health benefits which also looks great at home. The plant can treat many illnesses in children and adults both, and it is perfectly safe for use.
Aloe Vera strengthens your immune systemwhile the antioxidant content fights free radicals, which are harmful compounds that can cause much damage to the body and are the source of many serious diseases.
Thanks to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, using Aloe Vera topically can relieve joint pain and the symptoms of arthritis. Regular consumption of fresh Aloe Vera juice for 2 weeks can significantly reduce pain and inflammation in the body. The juice will also clean your digestive system and relieve the exhaustion and fatigue caused by consuming unhealthy food. When used regularly, the juice from the plant can also help you lose weight.
The juice is rich in natural fiber which improves digestion and bowel movements while acting as a laxative and treating constipation. Consume 2 ounces of Aloe Vera juice every day to relieve constipation – you should feel the first effects after only 10 hours.
Aloe Vera is mostly known as a skin remedy, which is why it’s often included in numerous skin products. The plant can accelerate the healing of wounds, hydrates and soothes the skin and makes it look youthful and healthy. Aloe Vera gel can also treat minor cuts and burns, inflammation, insect bites, allergic reactions and blisters and can safely be used by people with sensitive skin.
Due to the powerful antibacterial properties, Aloe Vera can treat gum and oral cavity problems and is rich in minerals that promote cellular growth and can treat mouth ulcers. Massage your gums and teeth with Aloe Vera gel, or sprinkle some Aloe Vera powder on your toothbrush and brush your teeth to get some much needed relief.
How to grow Aloe Vera at home
You can grow Aloe Vera from the stem, seed, leaf cuttings or a division of tubers. However, you should not harm the plant during the procedure and you should never grow it during the blooming of the succulent. Use light soil mixture with a small amount of brick chips and charcoal, but don’t add peat. The plant doesn’t require much water during the summer – leave it on your porch overnight and it will gather the dew.
Plant Aloe Vera in your home in the winter, and put it in the hallway or in a cool room. Saturate the soil with fertilizers every now and then. The best plants for transplanting are the 5-year old plants as they have the strongest healing properties. Young plants should be transplanted once a year, while the 3-year old ones should be transplanted very 3rd year.
Avoid watering the plant often,but never put it in dry soil. Remove it from the pot and tap it to clean the roots. Remove any damaged roots, but avoid destroying the healthy tissue, and use charcoal or powdered sulfur to sprinkle the sliced parts and sharp scissors for pruning. Once planted, the grower should not be watered for 5-6 days. Put the pot in shade and it should root soon.
If you’re using seeds, they should be planted at 21C in February or March, once they have ripened. The soil should contain sand, sheet and light turf soil, as well as some charcoal and broken bricks. Plant the Aloe Vera in a pot once it has 2 leaves. Watch the video below for more details: