Benefits of Planting Aloe Vera in your Garden

Benefits of Planting Aloe Vera in your Garden


Aloe vera farming

What is Aloe Vera?

Aloe vera is a short-stemmed plant species sometimes described as a “wonder plant,” and it is known for it's thickness and storage of water in its leaves

The Aloe Vera plant is more than just a plant it has several benefits on the skin and even on the internal organs.

Aloe Vera provides your skin with several benefits such as it prevents anti-aging

Gives Effectively moisture to your skin, it Reduces stretch marks, Wound andy Hdrates your skin.

Aloe contains compounds called aloin and anthraquinones, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits that can help alleviate pain and promote permanent cure. 

The gel-like components of the plant are known to heal the skin of different kinds of minor ailments.

Why use aloe vera?

Aloe works well as a natural rooting hormone because it has anti fungal and bacteria properties that protect props or cuttings from disease.


Cut a leaf from your Aloe Vera plant and peel off the skin.

 Get the aloe juice(gel) from leaf and add to a cup. Add a little water to your Aloe. Blend the aloe and water mixture together. If you don't have a Blender just crush them together until they are mixed together.


Dip your cuttings into the already made Aloe gel. Thereafter plant your cuttings. Keep your soil moist and roots should form in 7 to 14 days.


Add a half Teaspoon of the Aloe gel to help the cuttings in water to root.

Take Note  that it is rare to get 100% successful rate of propagation at whatever level of gardening you find yourself, however natural rooting hormones can swiftly increase your success It is also best to prop 3 or so cuttings so that if 2 or 1 dies you remain with something.

Benefits of aloe vera

Health Benefits of Aloe Vera in Poultry farming

Aloe vera is a must have plant for every poultry farmer. The Herb is so rich that the vitamins, minerals and enzymes  promotes overall good health in chickens and Protects against coccidiosis. 

All you have to do is to simply crush the leaves and mix it with drinking water or mix the aloe vera powder with your chicken feed, do this once in a while and give it to your birds every farmers should use aloe vera for broilers drinking water because it makes them add more weight, increase appetite and immune system and according to research, Organic poultry farmers using aloe vera for broilers found out that their broiler grow bigger compared other birds.

1: Aloe vera Boosts the bird’s immune system against major diseases such as Infectious Bursal Disease (Gumburo) and Improves bird’s intenstine’s health. 

Major chicken diseases such as fowl typhoid and fowl cholera usually affect the intestines but with the application of aloe vera remedy it give a complete healing.

Aloe vera cures dry fowl pox lesions/wounds: just Smear the juice on the wounds, insect bites or squeeze the juice in the eyes to treat eye discharges caused by infectious coryza, the Antibacterial properties in this herb helps to inhibit the growth of bacterial.

2: The aloe vera plant helps to Promote healthy growth and good quality meat in chickens.

3: Aloe vera also Improves bird’s performance (growth) and feed utilisation.

4: Treats bumblefoot and scaly leg.

5: In laying hens, aloe vera enhances egg productivity.

6: Helps to alleviate adverse effect of environmental stress. Acts the same way like stress pack. 

7: Aloe vera also Boost BROILERS performance by 60%,Giving broilers Aloe vera makes them Grow big,increase feed conversion ratio and prevent diseases.


Aloe vera can be used for so many things, it is not just an ordinary plant but a plant with multipurpose.

Below are some of the health benefits of aloe vera for humans.

It can be used for women with Seized mensuration, to apply first blend the aloe vera with small water together with green bark and take 2 spoon morning and night.

1: Helps soothe sunburn

Aloe Vera gel has cooling properties and is anti-inflammatory. Hence, it is one of the most natural remedies for sunburn or burnt skin. Applying this gel helps with a protective layer for the skin, and it also helps to retain moisture. It is rich in antioxidants and minerals which can boost the healing process. So now you can maintain your summer skin health while using aloe vera.

2: Helps to moisturize the skin

Unlike regular, market-bought moisturizers, Aloe Vera gel when used as a moisturizing gel doesn’t leave a greasy film on the surface and the skin. As a matter of fact, it does the exact opposite – it unclogs the pores and softens the skin.

It can also be used as an aftershave treatment. This is because the Aloe Vera gel helps to keep the skin hydrated and heals burns by razors and smaller nicks & cuts. It also helps treat dry skin.

3: Boosts healing of wounds

It is now a known fact that Aloe Vera is highly beneficial for burns, cuts, and other injuries. This is because Aloe Vera boosts the healing of wounds, i.e., reduces the time of healing. Personally I have had an experience of a cut which resulted to application of aloe vera and in few days my sore was healed.

Aloe vera also helps to speed up skin cell reproduction as much as eight times. This wonderful plant can as well penetrate the epidermis, i.e., the outer layer of the skin faster than water.

4: Fights skin-ageing

Aloe Vera gel has vitamin C and E, beta-carotene in abundance. Hence, it has anti-ageing properties. It also contains antimicrobial properties and is anti-inflammatory. It also helps to eradicate skin blemishes and diminish age lines. In Addition, it helps to increase the production of collagen in the body and skin elasticity.

5: Reduces infection and acne

As for Those who suffer from acne will find respite in Aloe Vera. It helps in gentle cleansing, and its antimicrobial properties treat pimples without causing any damages to the skin. It is an antiseptic that allows protection against bacteria. Aloe Vera contains polysaccharides and gibberellins. These help in the growth of new cells and at the same time, reduce inflammation and redness. It also works as an astringent that reduces the size of pores, which  flushes  the excess sebum, microbes, and dirt.

6: Lightens blemishes on the face

As we already know, Aloe Vera contains powers to boost skin cell reproduction, reduce redness, and fight skin inflammation, it is a natural treatment for stretch marks and acne marks. To treat freckles and lighten age spots, add some lemon juice to the gel mixture. It is one of the perfect home remedies for glowing skin.

Benefits of Aloe Vera for hair and scalp

1: Helps in hair growth

Like skin reproduction, Aloe Vera gel helps in activating new hair growth as it increases blood circulation to the scalp. It also provides essential minerals and vitamins. Aloe Vera contains proteolytic enzymes that help repair dead skin on the scalp. So aloe vera works as a great remedy for scalp problems in women and men.

2: Keeps dandruff at bay

Aloe Vera helps in healing dry skin, fungal infections and excessively oily skin. All these are significant causes of dandruff. It is one of the natural ways to get rid of dandruff.

3: Acts as a conditioner to the hair and scalp

Just as how it moisturizes the skin, Aloe Vera helps to condition the hair and soften it. Regularly applying Aloe gel to the hair and scalp helps to maintain the vitality of the hair and its shine.

Transplanting Aloe vera

Transplanting  Aloe Vera

1. To start planting Aloe Vera you need to get a clean bucket or big Clay pot with some drainage or hole at the bottom, then cover the hole with a small piece of stones, this holes serves as drainage and water outlet in cases were you water your aloe vera it should have some little leakage to reduce the excessive water.

2. In your next step, add atleast 1-2 inches layer potful soil over the bottom of your bucket or pot which you wish to use for your planting, ensure to use soil formated for cacti and succulents.

3.Now get your Aloe vera plant, make sure you handle it very carefully and it should be held by the root so as to avoid damaging the plant and create a small hole underneath your bucket or pot then place the Aloe vera underneath from the root into the bucket filled and cover it's balls and roots with the soil untill the base of the plant is in the same position with the lip of the bucket/pot

Ensure to cover the root ball with enough soil and paddle it with your flat pam.

4. Now Wash the dirt off the outer layer of the bucket/pot. Then Water the aloe vera plant 2 to 3 days after transplanting.

Note that The best time to water your aloe vera is in the morning because it will give it foliage time to dry up before night falls.


Aloe vera plant indeed a multipurpose plant and it is not just recommended for only farmers but every household, you need to have atleast a bucket-transplanted aloe vera for your health and that of the people around you.

If you want to go into full time aloe vera farming ensure to consult your agro expert for soil testing and get a remote area were there is no erosion or flood, for a healthy planting environment.

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