Woody Aloe Vera is an evergreen plant that occurs naturally in water-poor areas, in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, the Canary Islands and the Mediterranean. It has thick, fleshy leaves with thorns on the edges. Growing in a natural environment, aloe vera can grow up to 5 metres. At home it grows up to 1 meter high. This inconspicuous plant has many unusual applications as a medicinal and care product.

Use of woody aloe vera

The beneficial effects of aloe vera have been known for a very long time. Injuries or skin lesions were treated with a broken aloe vera leaf, from which the precious juice flowed. Currently it is known that aloe vera has bactericidal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, regenerating mucous membranes and skin and inhibiting the development of some cancers. What is equally important, aloe vera stimulates or regulates the defence mechanisms of the human body. Aloe vera leaves or its juice can be used to make many preparations such as ointments, liquids, syrups or sprinkles. Aloe vera can also be helpful in eye diseases such as corneal and conjunctivitis, corneal opacity, degenerative changes, conditions after a corneal transplant. Externally, aloe vera juice can also be used against burns, ulcers, skin fractures, animal and insect bites, rashes, bedsores, itching and others. It also soothes inflammation, regenerates the whole body after illness and accidents. It is an essential means to combat skin diseases such as mycosis, warts and ulcers. The pulp of woody aloe vera is rich in many valuable elements such as calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and sodium. It also contains enzymes and complex acids. Aloe vera is also used in cosmetics and can often be found in hair preparations and face creams.

Aloe vera cultivation

Aloe vera cultivation

Despite its origin, woody aloe is not difficult to grow. However, it has its own specific requirements. Unfortunately, the conditions of aloe vera cultivation in Poland are not favourable in terms of temperature. Due to the climate from which aloe vera comes from, in Poland we can only grow it indoors. For aloe vera, earth is suitable for succulents and cacti. Pot Aloe Vera is not too demanding and is resistant to negligence. However, it should be remembered that the plant does not like to water too much. Otherwise, its roots can rot, and aloe vera leaves can become stains. Low temperatures and shade have a negative effect on the growth and colour of aloe vera, which likes a lot of light. Its deficiency is mainly in winter. Therefore, at this time of year it is best to place aloe vera near a large window. We should also ensure that the aloe vera has the right temperature. In the summer you can put the pot on the balcony or in the garden. In winter, however, potted aloe vera should stand in a bright but not very warm room. During this time the plant goes into dormancy. After a cold stay, it may happen that potted aloe vera blooms in the spring. The tree aloe vera flower is very beautiful and large and takes on a red colour.

See also: Aloe Vera Guide

Where do you buy aloe vera?

Tree Aloe Vera can be bought in a pharmacy or online shop. It is worth choosing fully natural products. Duo Life Aloe Vera contains many valuable ingredients such as Aloe Vera juice and pulp, multifloral honey and oregano. This combination makes Aloe Vera from Duo Life an innovative dietary supplement that has an extremely beneficial effect on the human body. The product can be purchased on the duo Life website.

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