Propagate : cuttings
Light : sunny
Water : once a day
Soil: good drainage
Fertilizer: twice a month
Accelerates the healing of burns : Aloe vera is most commonly used as a topical medication, rubbed onto the skin rather than eaten. It has long been known as a treatment for sores, particularly burns, including sunburns.
Reduces dental plaque : Tooth decay and diseases of the gum are very common health problems. One of the best ways to prevent this from happening is to reduce the buildup of plaque (bacterial biofilms) on the teeth. Aloe vera kills the plaque-producing bacterium Streptococcus mutans in the mouth, as well as the yeast Candida albicans. When used as a mouth rinse, pure Aloe vera juice is just as effective at reducing dental plaque buildup as regular mouthwash.
Helps treat canker sores : Many people have experienced mouth ulcers, or canker sores, at some point in their lives.They usually form underneath the lip, inside the mouth, and last for about 7-10 days.Aloe vera treatment can accelerate the healing of mouth ulcers.
Aloe vera gel does not only accelerated the healing of mouth ulcers, it also reduces the pain associated with them. Application of Aloe vera, either as a patch or gel, has been shown to aid in the recovery of mouth ulcers (canker sores).
Reduces constipation : Aloe vera has often be used to treat constipation.
This time it is not the gel, but the latex, that provides the benefits.The latex is a sticky yellow residue found just under the skin of the leaf.The key compound responsible for this effect is called aloin, or barbaloin, which has well-established laxative effects.
May improve skin and prevent wrinkles : Aloe vera gel can slow aging of the skin. Application of the gel was shown to increase collagen production and improve skin elasticity over a 90-day period. Aloe vera also reduces erythema (redness of the skin),and is also found to dehydrate skin cells.
Lowers blood sugar levels : Aloe vera has sometimes been used as a traditional diabetes remedy. It is said to enhance insulin sensitivity and help improve blood sugar management.