The Medicinal Effects Of The Aloe Vera Plant


ALOE VERA PLANTThe Aloe Vera plant is drought resistant; it can survive on low natural rainfall. This feature is what makes it well suitable to plant Aloe Vera on your rockery.

Aloe plant is totally not adaptable to freezing and snowy climates, it would be best to keep the plant indoors but it will take long to grow the plant to 60cm-100cm.

The aloe plant turns brown in sun so it should also be in a place where it’s not exposed to direct sunlight.

The species is relatively resistant to many insect pests. The few that may cause health problems for the aloe are the mealy bugs, scale insects and aphid pests.

The Aloe Vera plant is rich in herbal medicine. The medicinal content in Aloe Vera plant is non-toxic and so far there are no known side effects caused by Aloe Vera plant with alion present in the aloe mixture.

Alion is toxic and is associated with various side effects. However the plant is commonly used in China, South Africa, Japan, India, and the United States in their traditional medicines.

The use of Aloe Vera on healing wounds has been giving contradicting results. In one study aloe vera was said to increase the healing process while in another study wounds treated by aloe vera oil took longer periods to heal.

It was then recently proved in 2007 that aloe vera works best in healing 1st to 2nd degree burns. Aloe Vera has many medicinal components, which can heal different types of conditions. A small aloe plant can be used for first aid; the bigger plants would have grown stronger and may be harmful if used.

With all the advantages that the aloe Vera plant has, having one anywhere around you should be some thing to consider. Here are some tips to caring for your aloe plant; as highlighted above aloe vera can be planted indoors to prevent it from freezing conditions, use well-drained sandy potting soil.

The pot should have a drainage hole to enable the water to drain easily. Watering the aloe correctly also determines the plant’s survival and you should never over water the plant, the soil should be slightly dry before re-watering.

Shoots from the Aloe Vera plant should be removed and replanted in their own pots if you want more of the plant. Water the new plants well for the young roots to seek enough water to grow strong, and then don’t water for 3 weeks.

The gray and white color that can be seen is not bad it’s normal. Watch out for these signs of disorders taking place in your plant to give the right methods of cure.

If the leaves of the plant are flat and not upright means it’s not getting enough sunlight. If the leaves are thin and curly there isn’t enough water. Brown leaves means there is too much sunlight.