Growing aloe vera

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Growing aloe vera & its uses

Aloe vera is so simple to grow just as long as you don't over-water it! But why would you want to grow it in the first place? Today, I will tell you why I grow it and tell you about some other common uses for it.

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New shoots of aloe vera plant growing in container pots.Gin Lee

Growing aloe vera

Aloe vera is a succulent plant that needs to be kept in warm, dry areas. To grow aloe vera in planters, make sure that the planter has good drainage. Because it doesn't like having wet feet! The plant will rot and die if it's watered too often, and too much. Always allow the plant's soil to dry out before watering it. In my experience, I have found that my aloe vera plants love sandy soil mixed with good potting soil. There's no reason why you need to feed the plant. It will grow beautifully if it's not over pampered.

Aloe vera & its uses

I like using fresh aloe vera gel on my skin as a natural ointment. Plus, I feel like it brightens my skin. I know it helps make my aching muscles feel relaxed after a day of working.

Aloe vera is great for healing wounds, like burns, cuts, and scrapes. But did you know that aloe vera is also a natural way to tighten up sagging skin, heal acne, ease back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, rashes, and other sore muscles? Plus, it also can be used to relieve constipation. Yes, if you eat fresh aloe vera, it will naturally loosen your stools. So, don't eat very much of it at one time.

Instructions to use aloe gel

Cut a leaf off of the aloe vera plant, then slice the leaf open with a knife and scrape the aloe vera gel out with a utensil. Use the aloe gel as needed, by rubbing the gel on your cuts, burns, acne, aching muscles, and sagging skin.

Health References:

Griffin, R., 2022. Uses for Aloe Vera. [online] WebMD. Available at: <https://www.webmd.com/diet/supplement-guide-aloe-vera> [Accessed 26 March 2022].

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