Thursday, July 21, 2011

Aloe Vera Plant

To me every home should have an aloe plant. This is a picture of my Aloe plant which sits in my kitchen. This is one of the easiest plants to maintain and to me one of the most useful. The Aloe needs very little water and prefers a wide container over a deep one as the roots grow shallow. Mine is almost due to be transplanted to a wider container. I love the way the Aloe looks but the best part is being able to use the gel inside on burns, cuts and insect bites. By looking at the picture you can tell that some of the leaves are no longer pointy and the tips are brown. This is where we have broken pieces off to treat burns from cooking and to treat insect bites. The plant heals itself very quickly so it is always ready to use. Why not get one for your home and see the wonderful benefits of not having to buy commercialized burn creams and insect bite treatments. Just cut or break off a leave, slice open and use the gel inside.

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