Almost every house on the windowsill costs this unpretentious, but very necessary plant. A kind of kind (solid spiny leaves of an extended form) can not be understood its utility. Also our grandmothers considered Aloe the first assistant in traditional medicine. His thick drig green juice has saved from nasal congestion. Culture has a large number and other beneficial properties. If you pay attention to the packaging of many cosmetic and drugs, in their composition you can detect the extract of this plant.
At home, you can meet two cultures that are often confused – Aloe Vera and the meal. Some think it is two names of one plant. However, it is not. Cultures are similar to each other, but there are also differences. To find out what the meal from Aloe Vera is distinguished, you should get acquainted with each of them closer.
To find out what the differences between the meal and aloe are concluded, first need to understand the botanical nuances. The fact is that the first plant is a kind of second.
Aloe is a succulent evergreen culture. The varieties of this plant there is a huge amount (more than 300). Each subspecies have its own characteristics that have served as a classification. The most famous to all – it is Aloe Vera and amecake.
We will not understand where natural conditions are familiar to plants. Initially, culture fell in love with the South African climate for its high temperatures and dry air. In the wild, Aloe Vera and the mesenter can be found in the deserts and semi-deserts, as well as in a tropical climatic belt.
Because of its unpretentiousness and exceptional medical properties, Aloe quickly became popular worldwide. Now it can be found in almost every country. In this case, culture perfectly adapts to absolutely different conditions.
Many will be survived, but being in natural conditions of habitat Aloe reaches from 2 to 3 meters in height and even flower. but, Finding into a closed room where a significant part of power sources disappears, the plant almost does not bloom and has a smaller size.
It is worth noting an interesting fact. In 2011, Italian scientists conducted experiments on various types of aloe. After analyzing the results, they concluded that the number of useful properties in indoor samples is twice as bigger than in those that grow in wild conditions.
Many people confuse Aloe Vera and amelor, believing that this is the same plant. But there are differences, although minor. The most obvious distinctive feature of each variety is the appearance. The first plant has long pointed thick leaves that grow up the root. The countercake grows in the form of a tree having a trunk, from which the fleshy leaves disagree with acute ends.
The form and size of the leaves can also say a lot about the affiliation of the plant to this or that. At the meal they are less, thinner and already. Accordingly, the juice in such leaves is made much less.
A general feature is the presence of both types of small needles along the edges of the leaves. And, of course, both cultures have pronounced therapeutic properties, which is why they acquired such fame and popularity.
Useful properties Aloe Vera
The first use of aloe for medical purposes is noted in the days of ancient Egypt. In the found documents, the juice of this plant is mentioned as one of the ingredients at least 10 balsamic recipes.
And today, many varieties of aloe are often used in traditional medicine. Their healing properties of many are saved in the absence of medicines. The chemical composition of this plant is very rich. Culture contains a large number of various vitamins and minerals (potassium, magnesium, zinc, calcium and t. D.). So juice and flesh of this “home assistant”:
- facilitates the rapid regeneration of tissues with wounds and cuts;
- widely used in the treatment of bacterial infections (staphylococcal infection, the infections of the gastrointestinal tract and others);
- Effective with diseases associated with bronchops, as well as when eye conjunctivitis.
Systematic use of juice of this succulent with honey helps to increase immunity, which is especially necessary in the autumn and spring periods. Regular use of aloe aloe juice masks promotes deep humidification of the skin, a decrease in mimic and age wrinkles. Skin becomes more elastic.
Hair masks from aloe juice make strands softer and strong. Combining the juice of this plant with other components, you can make masks for a variety of goals – to strengthen, protect, moisturizing strands, to combat dandruff, fatness, and t. D. So that the hair always looked healthy, it is enough to just add juice of a plant into a shampoo or balm.
In addition to juice, you can use and flesh, which has no less beneficial properties. Leaves having slightly dry tips are a storehouse of healing trace elements. Before using the leaves for medical purposes, they need to be put in the refrigerator for a couple of hours, after which we rinse with warm water.
Having an almost identical inner structure, amelor and aloe vera differ only to the efficiency of application in certain areas. Unlike the meal, Aloe Vera is often used to receive inside. Plant:
- helps with the stomach or intestine disorder;
- contributes to strengthening the cardiovascular system;
- effectively to increase immunity;
- normalizes blood sugar levels (however contraindicated diabetics);
- Helps with stomatitis and bleeding gums (used when ringed oral cavity).
The metering age is most often used for outdoor use. For example, juice and flesh of this plant:
- reassure the skin with inflammatory processes (eczema, acne, allergic reactions, etc. D.);
- contribute to the stretching of the pus during the nippers;
- accelerate the regeneration of the skin during burns;
- contribute to deep moistening of the skin and increases its elasticity;
- Reducing redness and itching in the case of mosquito bites, OS, hedge, ants and T. D.;
- help the disappearance of scars and stretch marks.
In any healing plant, in addition to healing properties, there are also contraindications. Aloe – no exception.
The use of tinctures, which includes Aloe, can contribute to the expansion of vessels. Therefore, this succulent should not be used to people having a reduced blood pressure. For the same reason, this plant should be excluded from both pregnant women, since negligence can cause bleeding. When wounds and cuts, aloe juice should be used only after the wound itself will be diskmed and washed from pus. Otherwise, this may lead to the development of the inflammatory process.
How to care?
No particular difference in caring between aloe vera and there is no meals. Both representatives of the flora require the minimum amount of attention. The main thing is the presence of constant sunlight and regular irrigation.
Since the meal, and aloe relate to plants having a special layer for water supply (general name – succulents), they do not require frequent irrigation. In winter, it is enough to bring moisture 1-2 times a month. In the summer, plants require watering with periodicity 1-2 times a week.
Pouring water should not be on top of the leaves, and under the root. The amount of water also should not be big. Should be waiting when the liquid is absorbed into the ground. If the plant is filled with water, it can start rot.
Those who do not have such a “boring couple” as Aloe, it should be necessary to acquire it. What exactly choose: Aloe Vera or amecake is a matter of everyone. Both plants are effective assistants in traditional medicine. Their appearance, of course, are far from beautiful orchids or other blooming crops, but utility overlaps any external flaws.
The wide range of applications of these cultures will make it possible to do without drugs in many situations. Women who began to use the juice and flesh of Aloe for cosmetic purposes, will soon notice the first positive results. But the biggest plus of these plants is their unpretentiousness. This is especially convenient for people who have no time and desire to pay a lot of attention to roommates.
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