Aloe barbadensis has edibility and beauty and healthcare Benefits

Aloe Vera Plants

Aloe vera is a quite common green plant that purifies the air. The gel inside the leaves can not only be used to treat mild burns and scalds, but also to remove phlegm. Some skincare products on the market are made of the gel from the leaves. But do you know that Aloe vera can also be used for consumption.

There are 3,000 varieties of aloe vera in the world, however not all aloe vera can be eaten. The aloe variety that can be eaten is relatively little, just only about 10 varieties in the world. There are three kinds of aloe vera which are relatively largely planted, namely Aloe barbadensis, Aloe arborescens, and China aloe. The Aloe arborescens have large and thick leaves, extremely rich aloe vera gel, and remarkable beauty and health care effect.

The molecular weight of Aloe barbadensis polysaccharide is up to 450,000, which is more than 40 times that of Aloe vera. It tends to grow in soft soil and has high reuqirement for drainage performance. The soil for Aloe barbadensis is relatively more porous and low-binding than ordinary aloe vera.   

Aloe vera is quite afraid of cold, so its most suitable growth environment is a mild environment. If the temperature in the environment is too low, it is prone to frostbite. It has long grown in a frost-free environment all year round.

As a herb, Aloe barbadensis also needs enough water, but it should be kept away from water, especially in the rainy season in the south. If Aloe barbadensis faces much ponding and poor drainage, it will easily get its rhizome rotten and turns yellow. 

Aloe barbadensis has a large demand for light. If given enough light every day, it will grow stronger, more beautiful, and keep it green forever. If the fertilizer is applied properly, Aloe barbadensis will grow easier.