Aloe has a long history as a remedy for many different ailments. Commonly known as Aloe Vera, the plant can be separated into two basic products: gel and latex. The gel is the leaf pulp or juice, a thin clear jelly-like substance obtained from the leaf that makes up the inner portion of the leaves.
If you are a fresh gardener and still don?t know what to plant first, consider cultivating your first Aloe Vera plant.?It?s one of the greatest plants you will ever grow, and the good news is that you can use it in the treatment of almost everything, ranging from cuts and bruises to cancer.
- Drink Aloe juice to relieve menstrual cramps, pain and fatigue
- Use its anti-inflammatory effect to treat acne breakout
- Apply Aloe Vera on your skin to treat dermatitis, herpes, eczema, skin allergies, psoriasis, etc.
- The gel heals sunburns
- It?s packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes which makes it an excellent immunity booster
- Treat your swollen gums and improve your body?s defensive mechanism
- It has been found to prevent/treat stretch marks due to its regenerative power
- Enzymes in Aloe Vera boost hair growth
- Use it to strengthen your nails
- Add fresh Aloe Vera gel to your regular shampoo for a healthy shine; Use it as a conditioner ? massage it onto your scalp, and let it work for 2 minutes
- Aloe Vera gel is the best natural shaving gel ? it leaves your skin soft and silky
Having an aloe vera plant in your bedroom can also be a good idea, as it turns out. Like the snake plant, the aloe vera plant lets out oxygen during the evening, leaving your nighttime air fresher and cleaner for a more restful sleep. It?s also notoriously easy to care for, as it doesn?t require frequent watering or special care like some other plants.