Aloe Vera- Indoor Succulent, The Multipurpose Plant
Aloe Vera or Aloe Barbadensis is one of the most popular indoor succulent plant. This plant is truly a multipurpose plant and is known to have umpteen number of benefits if known how to use it to its fullest potential. This indoor succulent plant is used for several purposes like medicine, food, cosmetics and decorative.
It is a plant with no stem or has a very short stem which grows approximately to a height of about 60-100cm, spreading by offsets. The leaves are thick and fleshy. The margin of the leaves have a saw like finishing and white teeth.
Aloe Vera plant can be easily grown or kept a home as a potted plant.
It is also sometimes called as the wonder plant because of its many therapeutic traits. Aloe Barbandesis is believed to contain several minerals requisite for growth and healthy functioning of body’s system.
Benefits of Aloe Vera Barbandesis
This indoor succulent- Aloe Vera Barbandesis is rightly called the wonder plant because of the many beneficial properties it has. Some of which are listed below:
- It helps in curing Rashes and Skin Problems
The aloe vera extract contains anti inflammatory properties which helps in curing rashes and skin problems. The aloe vera gel has a very cooling effect and can also be used to treat minor cuts.
- Helps in Treating burns
Aloe Vera gel has a protective layer which prevents the skin from being damaged against radiation. When used to treat burns, it prevents UV induced suppression so that the burn heals faster.
- Moisturizes Hair and Scalp
Due to its nourishing properties, and the vitamins and minerals present in it, it moisturizes the hair and scalp if used. Aloe Vera contains proteolytic enzymes which remove dead cell and help in regeneration of the cell, that leads to repairing of damaged hair.
- Reduces Inflammation
Aloe Vera juice is good in reducing inflammation due to the presence of rich antioxidants.
- Helps in digestion
Due to its anti inflammatory properties and laxative components, aloe vera improves digestion. It also gives a calming effect and heals stomach ulcers.
Caring of Aloe Vera barbandesis
The care and maintenance of this beautiful indoor succulent plant- Aloe Vera Barbandesis is as easy as it is to grow at home. It does not need too much of a hassle. So, it can also be considered as a gifting option.
It needs bright and natural light to grow and flourish and for the leaves to be thick and fat. But very strong sunlight is also not recommended as it can burn the leaves.
The fleshy indoor succulent stores a lot of water in its leaves and roots, so watering it every two to four weeks should be ok, depending on the environmental conditions it is growing in. Make sure to drain out all the water and keep the plant in a pot with drainage holes.
Read this article on HappyDIYHome on how to grow Aloe Vera at home.