aloe vera gel on wooden spoon with aloe vera on wooden table

The Arabic term, alloeh which means bitter, lends itself to the naming of this Aloe Vera that is a succulent plant full of a sour, watery, gel like substance. It’s this filling that offers you a world of organic skincare applications from this plant. Aloe Vera has been used at least since the early Egyptians in 1500 B.C.. The father of modern medicine, Galen, was a believer in the skin restorative qualities of Aloe Vera.


These qualities have inspired many nicknames: burn plant, lily of the desert, medicine plant, plant of immortality, plant life, and wand of paradise. Additionally it is referred to as The True Aloe, since it’s more therapeutic qualities than any other selection.

For the organic skincare enthusiast, this plant has everything. The large number of items offered all come from use of the gel found inside the leaves. For burns and wounds, Aloe Vera has amazing healing powers in addition to natural antibacterial properties and compounds that work to your immune system. There is less scarring with new Aloe Vera therapy and burns don’t blister as much. Inflammation, irritation, and itching are easily relieved by using this natural skin care therapy, which makes it great for acne in addition to psoriasis and eczema sufferers (as long as they aren’t allergic to it; test a small area first). Insect bites are usually very responsive to the healing qualities of this plant and few men and women show allergies to new Aloe Vera gel. Aside from the healing values, you can obtain firmness and elasticity through routine use.


You need to have your own plant since the medicinal values of this plant are better the earlier you use it (whether burn, wound, acne, etc). As an example, use of fresh Aloe Vera gel once you first feel the slight burn and itch of a cold sore coming up frequently keeps the sore from completely forming provided that you reapply as necessary for a day or so. Whatever the claims, no store bought gel compares to the properties of fresh Aloe Vera and it doesn’t work for long after being cut. You may have the ability to generate a cut bit last a day or so by mixing it nicely with cellophane and storing in the fridge.

The best way to get one is to find a few shoots from a friends plant (a friend who doesn’t use pesticides or fertilizers ). If you can’t do so, then you will have to buy one from a shop or nursery. Restore the moment you receive a plant home so you immediately get it began in a natural state of expansion. This is essential since Aloe Vera growers use commercial pesticides and fertilizers; these compounds are drawn into the plant via the roots and will be applied to your skin.

Tips til pleje af planter

The plant loves sunlight and warmth; it doesn’t make it through chilly temperatures nicely, but nevertheless thrives in northern regions as long as it’s kept in plenty of heat and sun (in addition to southern exposure). It manages drought but requires some water, so planting in sandy soil and good drainage is vital, particularly when potting to keep indoors. It requires less water in the winter, since it’s dormant during this time period. Always permit the soil to completely dry before you water, soaking through the summertime and just giving it about a cup during wintertime. Use broad, shallow pots are better able to adapt the plants natural origin system. Create a mix of 40% organic humus and 60% sand for potting. This mixture should get an inch or two of gravel under it on your pot, which should have a drainage hole in the bottom. Renew yearly (or as dirt starts to look too mild ) with fresh humus or sand mix; you are going to maintain a natural fertilizer from the soil. Outside planting is only recommended in areas like Southern Florida where frost isn’t a worry.


The healing properties of Aloe Vera are the topic of several studies, both for internal use and topical use. Internal usage is controversial, but topical use studies in healing skin from an assortment of attacks tend to show similar results. Topical application appears to assist recovery time in skin injuries, irritations, and diseases by anywhere from 35 percent to 55% faster recovery. It needs to be understood, however that many false claims concerning the plant are being proclaimed. This plant doesn’t cure AIDS, nor does it help cure skin ailments due to chemotherapy or radiation for cancer patients.