Aloe Vera plant grows wild in tropical climates but today it is cultivated worldwide due to its remarkable properties. This plant species of the genus Aloe has various medicinal uses and many people plant it as decorative plant. You successfully can grow your own Aloe Vera plant as a potted plant. This plant needs occasional watering and some fertilization.

In order to extract fresh Aloe Vera gel that is organic and completely natural, always choose the largest leaves that are closest to the pot as thus you will get more gel. Simply slice the leaf and extract the gel.

You can find Aloe Vera gel in many health stores, but it is expensive. If you decide to buy gel from the store, carefully read the label as many products contain chemicals. Our suggestion is to grow your own plant.

Aloe Vera is incredibly beneficial for the skin and it has numerous topical uses. These are only 9 of many uses of this gel:

  • Soothing burns
  • Calms boils/rash
  • Less acne and eczema
  • Helps the healing of the wounds
  • No itch after bug bites
  • Moisturizes the skin
  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Hair conditioner
  • Use it instead of shaving gel

Besides topically, Aloe Vera gel has many other uses. The oral administration of Aloe Vera gel provides the following benefits:

  • Boosts the immunity
  • Healthy gums
  • Stable blood sugar levels
  • Less arthritis inflammations
  • Less heartburn and indigestion
  • Better work of the heart and improved blood flow
  • Healthier urinary tract
  • Less bloating/ constipation/ IBS, colitis and upset belly
  • Boosts white blood cells

Aloe Vera plant originates from Northern Africa and today it is widely cultivated. There are proofs that this plant was used as medicine since ancient times. Scientists have found ancient Egypt papyrus or ebers in which there are 12 recipes for medicine use of the Aloe.