Aloe Vera is a plant that grows in tropical climates and has been used treat many medical problems. It grows quite easily in a home environment and it doesn’t need much to take care of it: Watering, warm conditions and little fertilization is required.
Aloe Vera has amazing benefits, mainly because of its medicinal properties, but it is interesting to mention paving the way towards your first domestic herbalism.
This plant contains thick gel in its leaves and harvest pretty easy. All you need to do is break one of the leaves and collect the gel from inside.
You many also buy this el at healthy food stores. However, a home grown plant works more effectively, cheaper and safer than one you buy at home. You can get great benefits from harvesting the big leaves as it will give off more concentrated gel.
Read below to see the ways you can use Aloe Vera.
9 Health Benefits Of Applying Aloe Vera Topically:
Soothes burns (one of the best home remedies for sunburns)
Anti – itching for bug bites
Calms acne and eczema
Calms rashes, boils, and other skin afflictions
Conditions hair as a shampoo (may even prevent hair loss)
Can be used as a shaving gel
9 Health Benefits Of Taking Aloe Vera Internally
Boosts the production of white blood cells and healthy cells in cancer patients
Reinforces the heart and improves the quality of blood
Stabilizes blood sugar
Promotes healthy gums
Lowers arthritis inflammation
Improves the body’s immunity
Reduces heartburn and indigestion
Promotes better functioning of the urinary tract
Prevents digestive disorders like constipation, bloating, IBS and colitis and calms
An interesting fact is that this plant first originated in Northern Africa.
But the first medical documents were found in ancient Egyptian Papyrus, called ebers, which provided 12 different recipes for aloe healing.
Now, this succulent plant is used across the globe as healing medicine, but also as an ornamental plant.