Aloia vera cultivation in home conditions is also suitable for amateur florists and provides a lot of benefits to householders of all generations.
Aloia vera is a natural healer, a unique medical and cosmetic product that does not require much dedication or attention when planting and growing. Most florists-amateurs respect aloe vera due to its incredible resistance to living even in the driest regions, unpretentiousness and general survival of the plant in all conditions.
The western part of the Arabian Peninsula is the homeland of Aloia vera. The plant in its natural environment reaches 4 meters in height, in contrast to smaller ornamental species.
Leaves can accumulate moisture that they use to maintain vitality according to the needs of the plant. The drawings of the ancient Egyptians abound with pictures of aloe vera, in which the useful properties of the plant are mentioned. Later, the cultivation of decorative species began. Agave is a thorny healer and a type of aloe plant. Another type of aloe plant is called aloe vera. The leaves are fleshier and juicier, so people can drink them because they have the same properties as regular agave. The medical name of the plant is “plant of immortality”. There are records and written facts that justify the claims that this saved members of Christopher Columbus’s expedition from certain death. The “plant of immortality” relieved the hunger and energized the exhausted bodies of the members of the Columbus expedition.
The chemical composition of aloe is impressive because it contains about 200 active enzymes, 75 nutrients, 18 amino acids and 20 minerals. Aloe vera leaf contains almost all B group vitamins, vitamins A, C and E, saponins and salicylic acid.
Digestive and rheumatic diseases are treated with aloe juice
The plant is successfully used for diabetes, colds and high cholesterol.
The method of consumption of the aloe vera plant – for harvesting, it is optimal to use the plant from 3 to 12 years old. It is preferable to tear off the lower and slightly dried leaves at the ends. The leaves should be washed and the spines removed when juicing. The leaves are then twisted through a meat grinder and the juice is squeezed out of the resulting mushy mixture using cotton gauze. Keep the remaining aloe vera leaves (from which juice can be made) in the fridge.
Aloe juice is quite bitter, so additional honey is recommended (because honey will only enhance and highlight the beneficial properties of the plant).
- Aloe vera with honey for heart problems and after a heart attack – strengthening tea is useful for people with cardiovascular problems and after a heart attack. Pour 2 tablespoons of hawthorn into a thermos bottle and 2 tablespoons of dried strawberry leaves. Pour boiled water over the mixture and leave it for a day. Add 2 spoons of aloe vera juice mixed with honey to the resulting mixture. Drink one glass of tea every evening for one week.
- Mask with aloe vera against aging of the face and for cleaning the face – mix 1 tablespoon of full-fat sour cream 20%, one fresh egg yolk and one tablespoon of aloe vera juice. Keep the mask on your face for 20 minutes, then wash it off with plain water.
- Tea with aloe vera flowers for weight loss – the essence of the effect of tea is the acceleration of metabolism, the breakdown of heavy fats in the body and the removal of excess fluid. It is recommended that you try aloe vera green tea (contains aloe flowers, lemon grass, pieces of fruit and calendula petals). This tea perfectly quenches thirst, strengthens the immune system, removes toxins from the body and promotes rapid weight loss.