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The Aloe Vera plant is not the most aesthetically appealing plant in the world with all of its pointy and sharp edges. However this plant has a healing side to it that is not evident upon first glance.

The health benefits of the Aloe Vera plant have been well researched and well documented. Let us look at why you should purchase an Aloe Vera plant for your home and start doing your part to heal yourself.

The Aloe Vera plant has been used as a form of healing for as many as 2000 years.  There are many different products that contain Aloe Vera but the purest form of Aloe Vera comes from the plant. Aloe Vera can be used to treat wounds that occur to the skin. It can also be used for cuts, burns, insect bites, rashes, itching, irritation and sunburn.

A Look at the Aloe Vera Plant:

The Aloe Vera plant is odd looking to say the least. It looks a bit like a cactus and is a member of the lily family. It is a semi-tropical plant and has origins that can be traced back to Africa. It sports long thick green leaves.

It is the leaves that contain the water supply for the plant.

An Aloe Vera plant is an excellent plant to buy for your home or your workplace. It can be beneficial when you injure yourself or when anyone else in the nearby vicinity hurts themselves. It is the leaves of the plant that you should direct your attention to if you burn or cut yourself. Even if one of your pets scratches you or you get a paper cut an Aloe Vera plant is very handy to have around!

When a leaf is cut from the top of the plant a sap that is yellowish orange in color will come out of it. This sap is what is used to make Aloe Vera drinks and other concoctions for the purposes of healing. Aloe Vera is safe to consume internally. It can also be applied topically to your skin. In fact Aloe Vera is used for medicinal purposes more often than it is used for anything else.

If you touch the leaves of the plant you will notice that they are heavy and are laden with the sap. The sap is sticky and feels a lot like glue. It is made up of a combination of water and fibers that do their part to keep the water supply in the plant in abundance even after the green skin of a leaf has been removed.

The Aloe Vera plant is a first aid plant that was used in biblical times and was also reputed to have been used by Cleopatra to keep her skin glowing with health. Aloe Vera plants can be purchased in any plant store during the spring and summer months (and in some instances during the fall).They can also be purchased at nurseries and at floral shops.

An Aloe Vera plant can help you to heal yourself of minor skin problems.  They cna be purchased online from places like Amazon and Pro Plants and they are inexpensive.


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