If you ever wished there was a wonder plant that could do just about anything but ultimately thought that such a plant didn’t exist, then you certainly have never heard of Aloe vera before. Not until now that is! You see, Aloe vera is a plant that has so many useful properties that we will be discussing shortly – ones that you certainly would love to have at your disposal for your everyday life. And best of all, it is a fairly simple plant to grow, meaning it can easily be incorporated into your garden!
Aloe vera is a plant that typical grows in tropical climates, and looks like it is made up of a bunch of thick spikes. These spikes also often have small thorns on them as well, although that shouldn’t stop you from getting your hands on these. You see, when you cut open one of the larger “leaves” of this plant, it reveals a greenish gel that smells so refreshing. This gel is where the magic happens.
One popular use of Aloe vera is as a treatment for burns. Simply rub the cut-open Aloe vera leaf onto any burn mark that you have and the pain almost disappears immediately. It really is magical. If you love cooking and are careless when it comes to hot liquids and hot stovetops, having this plant on hand will definitely help you treat a lot of burns that you may encounter while cooking. As a gardening and cooking blog, discussing Aloe vera is truly the combination of both worlds.
But it doesn’t just stop when it comes to treating burn marks. Aloe vera also has moisturizing properties, and is full of vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to your skin. For this reason, Aloe vera is a great skincare product. Simply rub the gel onto your skin and reap the benefits in as little as a few days. If you are an avid buyer of skincare products, you almost certainly notice how many popular products have “Aloe” inside of them. Using the actual Aloe vera plant instead will not only save you money, but actually give you a natural (and thus more effective) skincare solution.
To plant Aloe Vera in your own garden, you need to make sure that you aren’t living in a particularly cold or frigid environment, otherwise the plant will not thrive there. But if you are well suited for growing Aloe vera, all you need to do is get a plant and plant it in a place that will receive enough sunlight and water. And best of all, when you cut off an Aloe vera leaf for use, simply give the plant time and it will grow back a new one, effectively giving you all the Aloe vera gel you need with a single plant.
So what are you waiting for? If you have any sort of garden in your home, you definitely should find some space to add your very own Aloe vera plant to the mix!