Who would have thought that you could do this with an aloe vera plant and a banana!
Do you have an aloe vera plant at home? Not only does it look great, but besides that: you can do much more with it than you might expect. This quirky and moisture-rich plant has many health benefits. For example, it is widely used for its medicinal effect. Curious what this plant can do in combination with a banana? We’ll tell you!
Health benefits of aloe vera
For centuries, the aloe vera plant has been used for an infinite number of things. The tropical plant consists of around 99 to 99.5 percent water. It is an easy plant to grow because it requires only a tiny bit of water and grows well in both sun and shade. The majority of the aloe vera plant consists of about 75 different substances, including various vitamins, minerals, sugars and enzymes.
The Egyptians discovered this peculiar plant about 6000 years ago. Aloe vera was mainly used for its medicinal effect, and the Egyptians called it “the plant of immortality.” The plant is particularly useful for healing wounds, skin conditions, asthma, epilepsy, diabetes and even as a laxative. Aloe vera also works wonders on burns and psoriasis.
Aloe vera plant harvesting
Would you like to use the plant for its medicinal effect? Then it is important that you know how to harvest this plant to extract the liquid gel that is on the inside of the leaves. How do you do this? You can read that on the next page!