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Aloe vera is easy to grow

Aloe vera is easy to grow. It needs a bit of sandy soil for porosity as it does not like wet feet. The plant will give out suckers which could be gently pulled out and planted elsewhere and within a year you will have a dozen or more plants. It requires a bit of the morning sun.  It is reported that the plant should reached maturity. A four year old plant will be ideal to  get its full benefit. They grow well in pots.


Buying  Aloe vera based products is very expensive specially those that are fortified with other ingredients.


There are several conditions that Aloe vera takes care of  It can cure burns.  Immediately one encounters such a situation application of the gel from the leaf will set it right within two days

Aloe vera also helps grow healthy hair.  It also clears the hair of dandruff.  Just before a bath a good application of the aloe vera gel applied on the root of the hair and kept there for an hour or so will do wonders.

Aloe vera is noted for moisturising the skin and  specially applying it on the face on a daily basis will show results.


Aloe vera gel is also taken internally that helps improve immunity and aids those who have problems with their digestion.  Here the whole leaf is cut into tiny  piece and taken along with honey.  The outer part of the leaf is bitter and this method helps ward off the bitterness  It is however advised people with no problems with their digestion should not take the outer part of the leaf.

Once the leaf is severed from the plant it should be refrigerated for future use.

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