Aloe Vera, The Essential first aid tool for home gardeners
Bold as Brass - The Aloe Vera
In God's great wisdom, He The Great Creator, created a beautiful garden, full of many secrets for His Children to discover. One of these many discoveries is that prolific producer, the bold Aloe Vera.
This prominent and adventurous plant can be found in many corners of The Earth, and they can stand as tall as 100cm.
These plants boldly point their seamless moist leaves towards the sun, each leaf protecting it's treasure with thorns.
Many gardens use this blessing as ornamental plants. But their are many other Aloe Vera species being cultivated or grown for it's medicinal properties. Even its poker like blossom shape little orange flowers are of interest. A stem from the centre of the plant, could reach up to a height of 90cm and the blossom itself further extends from the stem, by another 3 - 5 cm.
This wonderful medicinal plant has many benefits, especially in these areas:
Minor burns, cuts, sunburns, grazes, insect bites, nettle stings, and chilli burns. According to the University of Texas, Aloe Vera has been found, if applied externally to penetrate deeply into the many layers of body tissue, faster than water.
Minor stomach ailments. i.e. Aid in poor digestive system.
The Aloe Vera also has an antiseptic ability, because of the nature chemicals they contain. They are sulphur, lupeol, salicylic acid, cinnamic acid, urea nitrogen and phenol. These chemicals help eliminate many internal and external infections.
There are many more secrets that need to be uncovered in the world of medicinal plants that God so loving gave. So, no one should ever underestimate the power of the Aloe Vera or any other plants in that Kingdom.
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How to grow the Aloe Vera
The Aloe Vera plants are succulents and within its leaves are large amounts of sap consisting of about 95% water .
They especially hate the Frost, but grows extremely well in hot, dry or warm climates. The do not ask for much, just an occasional drink, feed and a trim.
The soil must be well drained, as they do not like wet feet, but they are able to cope to a good extent.
They also love the sun and bask in it's glory.
The Aloe Vera is so easy to plant and grow, you can purchase some from the nursery and in time 1 plant will become 100.