How To Grow Aloe Vera At Home (And Health Benefits)

Aloe Vera is an extremely beneficial plant, which has many healing properties and looks incredibly exotic and attractive in the house. This healing plant is great for the treatment of both, children and adults, as it is entirely safe, and it treats the first symptoms of illnesses.

Internal uses

Aloe is excellent for boosting the immune system and warding off disease. The pulp is loaded with antioxidants, which help the body fight against the damage caused by free radicals.

These unstable compounds produce oxidative stress, which contributes to the cell aging process. This is why Aloe gel is often as an anti-aging skin treatment.

In addition, the plant reduces inflammation due to injury and arthritis, gives antiviral protection and stops tumor growth by boosting immunity. Also, it promotes digestive health, especially in patients suffering from ulcerative colitis and can treat constipation if taken in a high enough dose.

For best results, drink 2 ounces of Aloe Vera once a day.

Topical uses

Numerous beauty and skincare products contain Aloe vera because of its amazing health benefits.

The gel keeps the skin looking healthy and youthful by helping it retain moisture and stimulating the production of elastin and collagen. Both of these fibrous proteins increase skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles. Aloe gel is also helpful for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis, successfully combats the effects of erythema and improve acne.

Aloe Vera contains 6 antiseptic agents including Lupeol, salicylic acid, urea nitrogen, Cinnamonic acid, phenols, and sulfur. These acts as antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal agents, meaning that Aloe gel can be used to relieve rashes from bug bites and allergic reactions.

Finally, you can even use Aloe juice as a mouthwash or apply the gel to your gums and teeth to fight the bacteria that causes gum disease and bad breath.

Growing Aloe vera plant in your home

You can grow this plant from its stem and leaf cuttings, seeds, and by division of tubers.

For its cultivation, it is best to use light soil mixture, which contains a reduced amount of brick chips and charcoal and avoid the addition of peat, as it damages its root.

During the summer, it does not require too frequent watering. Therefore, you can simply leave it on the porch during the night, and it can gather the dew.

You should plant your aloe Vera inside the house when the temperatures are low, and place it in the hallway, on the warmed balcony or in a cool room. You can occasionally saturate the soil with fertilizers which contain nitrogen and minerals.

Moreover, the best plants for transplanting ae the ones that are 5 years old, as they are rich in healing properties. Transplant the young plants once annually, and the 3-years-old ones on every third year.

Do not plant it on dry soil and avoid watering it. Remove the plant from the pot and lightly tap it in order to clean its root of the old substrate. Remove any damaged roots, but take care not to destroy the healthy tissue. Use charcoal or powdered sulfur to sprinkle the sliced parts and sharp scissors to prune it.

As soon as you plant the grower, do not water it for five or six days. The pot should be placed in the shade. If this procedure is done properly, you will notice the root of the plant soon.

If you use seeds to plant your own aloe Vera plant, you should do the following:

The seeds should be sown in February or March, at 21 °C, as soon as they are ripened. The soil you will use should include sand, sheet, and light turf soil, as well as some charcoal and broken bricks. As soon as the plants have two leaves, you can plant them in pots.

Watch this video to find out how to grow Aloe vera plant: