All You Need To Know
About The Aloe Vera Plant
The Aloe Vera plant, Aloe Vera Barbadensis, is used extensively in health and wellness products and as an antiseptic. But where does it come from?
Due to the all-round benefits I have experienced using Aloe Vera products, I investigated and found some interesting facts. There are approximately two hundred different aloe vera plants. However, Aloe Vera or True Aloe is also known as the medicine plant and as previously mentioned, aloe vera Barbadensis.
Aloe Vera Barbadensis originated in tropical Africa but its diverse use has spread widely across the continents. It was revered by the Greeks, Egyptians, Africans, Chinese, Canary Islands, the Americas and the Caribbean Islands because of its medicinal properties.
Besides use in health and wellness products, it can also be used as an antiseptic at home. Simply break off a leaf and apply the whole leaf Aloe Vera juice (gel from inside the aloe leaf) to cuts or burns for immediate relief. However, the whole leaf Aloe Vera juice in its raw state is harmful to take internally.
Why is aloe vera Barbadensis plant ideal to keep in your bedroom?
It releases oxygen and absorbs carbon dioxide at night. Not only does the Aloe Vera Barbadensis plant have great medicinal purposes once fully grown, but the aloe vera Barbadensis plant looks beautiful as well. A great piece of decor for your bedroom.
The Aloe Vera Barbadensis species can be grown from seeds in pots filled with a moist peat/sand compost. The container should then be placed in a propagator or warm spot, temperature between 20-25C. Ensure you do not exclude light as it encourages germination. Always keep the surface of the compost moist but do not let it become waterlogged. In a period of between 1 and 4 months, the seeds will germinate. Once the Aloe Vera Barbadensis plants are large enough to handle, you should transplant them into larger containers, then increase the pot sizes as they grow larger. Ensure that they are kept in a cool, light and ventilated situation.
This is a long-lasting plant that will benefit from a spell outdoors in a sunny, protected spot during the summer months.
I have my own aloe vera plant, which was given to me as a gift, it is fully grown now and I am looking forward to seeing it flower in the summer. The flowers are candle like and reddish orange in colour.
Our Aloe Vera Barbadensis Plant
Forever Aloe Vera Barbadensis plants are grown in huge plantations in the Dominican Republic and also in Texas. On the Dominican Republic plantation, there are over 30 million Aloe Vera Barbadensis plants, and a harvest of over 1 million pounds of Aloe Vera per week. Forever Aloe Vera is carefully grown and harvested to ensure the highest of quality of Aloe Vere.
From here Forever Aloe Vera then goes through a stabilization process, that no other company in the world does, to help the Aloe Vera gel last longer, making it the best Aloe Vera gel available on the market. By having the stabilization process, this also helps the user of Forever Aloe Vera because the Aloe Vera concentrate ratio is higher therefor making it purer and the best Aloe Vera gel.