Aloe Vera Tree
Aloe vera is a kind of tree which has multiple medical benefits. This plant is green and some time greenish yellow in color. It grows to a height of one to two feet and gives a sword like appearance at the end. It is mostly found in warm to hot dry region of the world, requires very less water for growth. It has small harmless spines at the entire edge of the leaf. Some additional features of this plant along with some of its properties have been listed below.
Information Related to Aloe Vera Tree
- Zoological name of aloe vera: Aloe vera
- Species: A.vera
- Kingdom: plantae
- Family: asphodelaceae
- Class: liliopsida
- Division: magnoliophyta
- Order: asparagales
- Genus: aloe
Other Names of Aloe Vera Tree:
- Aloe Curacao
- Cape Aloe
- Venezuela Aloe
- Star Cactus
- Lu Hui
- Indian Alces
- Miracle Plant
- First Aid Plant
- Medicine Plant
This plant has thick juicy leaves which grow to a height of twelve to sixteen inches. The leaves of aloe vera have no stem and are greenish in color. Too much water in the soil makes the leaves pale and sunlight again restores the color. Too much water is not good for the plant. The leaves of the plant appear to be sword type and have small harmless spines on the entire edge of the plant. The root and the leaves both are fibrous as it holds enough water in it and the leaves have dots on the entire surface. The plant bears fruit which are triangular in shape and has many seeds in it.
There are almost more than 350 species of this plant but only four or five of them come in use, one has to be careful as some aloe vera types are poisonous too.
The cultural importance of this plant is very high. It is believe to be used to store the body of Jesus Christ. This plant and its value have been mentioned in the holy bible too. In ancient times there was not so much medicine so this plant was used by people to heal various diseases.
Aloe vera needs direct sunlight for growth. Some people keep it as indoor plant but the plant has to be kept in sunlight every alternate day. Water the plant also on alternate days, even watering the plant after two days is good enough.
One of the Many Uses of Aloe Vera
- Aloe vera is used to cure athlete's foot, the procedure is very simple
- Take some aloe gel and some tree oil to create herbal oil. You will easily get the above two in any medical or health store. Keep the lotion in a glass bottle for regular use
- After washing your feet and drying them well you can apply this gel on the feet and do a little massage
- If the problem is severe then you can even bandage it
Thus you have seen that aloe vera has a lot of benefits. In the modern world we tend to forget the medical value of natural things. Still it's not late you can avail the benefits of this plant even now.