Aloe Vera is a succulent plant species that grows wild in tropical climates, most commonly in the Caribbean area and the southern US. Today, this plant is cultivated worldwide due to its remarkable agricultural and medicinal uses. Aloe Vera plant also is grown decorative plant.
It is very easy to grow Aloe Vera indoors as a potted plant, and you can grow one in your home, balcony or at your own yard. This plant needs occasional watering and some fertilization.
In many health stores you can buy Aloe Vera gel, but you should be aware of the fact that the gelatinous substance obtained from the aloe plant may contain chemicals and it the natural and organic gel is expensive. Instead, our suggestion is to open the leaf of the Aloe Vera plant from your garden and get the gel of it. To get more gel it is advisable to choose the biggest leaves.
The 9 benefits of this gel for topical use are:
- Soothing burns
- Healing wounds
- Less acne and eczema
- Moisturizes the skin
- Shaving gel use
- No itch after bug bites
- Calming boils/ rash
- Less wrinkles
- Conditioning hair
The 9 benefits of ingesting orally the Aloe Vera gel are:
- Boosts immunity
- Less heartburn and indigestion
- Stable blood sugar
- Less arthritis inflammations
- Healthier urinary tract
- Better heart and blood flow
- Less bloating/ constipation/ IBS, colitis and upset belly
- Healthy gums
- Boosts white blood cells
Aloe Vera is plant which originates from Northern Africa. It is interesting to mention that the first proofs of medicine uses date from ancient Egypt papyrus or ebers, and they had 12 recipes for medicine use of the Aloe. Since ancient times, this plant is used worldwide for treatment of various health issues, topical and internal, as well.
You should try to avoid use of chemicals and pharmacy products and it is advisable to grow your own natural Aloe plant!