Aloe provides a therapeutic effect even at a distance.
On the basis of aloe juice prepare various infusion, ointment, lotion.It is a well known fact.But not everyone knows that aloe is able to provide a curative effect just by his presence.The general strengthening of the body, strengthening the immune system, the relief of acute pain, relief from chronic illnesses - all this is subject to the aloe.And the effect will be the stronger, the less damage is plant.If the preparation of medicines you need the leaves, it is better to have in the house, two aloe -one for "consumables", the other untouched.
Stoletnik very useful to keep in the bedroom, because unlike most plants it produces oxygen at night.
Aloe is able to protect from envious looks and ill.Especially good to keep a plant in the office on your desktop, if you suspect that someone from colleagues inexplicably VAC dislikes.
If among houseplants held competitions, agave certainly would have won in the nomin
Aloe loves good lighting, space and cleanliness.In summer, water the plant moderately, in the winter is very rare - once every two or three weeks.It is desirable to keep the aloe winter in cold areas.Older specimens can be rejuvenated if cut off the top, and its dry root in a well washed damp sand.Not bad is rooted aloe and water.Rooted sapling planted in a mixture of turf, leaf soil and sand in equal parts.
When the indoor cultivation of aloe can be prepared in light to medium soil mix with a slightly acid or neutral reaction, with a high content of calcium.Young plants are transplanted each year, mature - every 2-3 years.For the "Youth" make a mixture of equal parts of turf and leaf soil and sand.It is useful to add to it charcoal or brick chips.
asphodeloideae family (often referred to as the lily family) about the lily.The genus Aloe.
Natural climatic conditions of the desert and African American.
Succulent, very different from each other in appearance, acaulescent or woody plants (fleshy leaves, often gathered in the apical or basal rosette;! Tubular flowers or uzkokolokolchatye
Aloe arborescens (agave, "doctor")... Aloe arborescens Mill family asphodeloideae
in vivo this tree, reaching 3 meters in height, in the room - a bush, stem branching, cylindrical, juicy, lighter leaves, often a light green, sometimes with prominent veins, darker at the top and reddish-korichnevatymi at the bottom, in old specimens often covered with traces of withered leaves, leaves up to 60 cm in length, in a section close to the semi-circle or crescent, sword-shaped, pointed at the end, with sharp curved teeth along the edges, bluish-green, inflorescence racemose, erect; flowers up to 2 cm long, tubular, swollen at the base, yellowish-pink plant is famous for its medicinal properties..
By law, this plant can be named supreme commander of the "Green Salvation Army" - is a title of honor flashed recently in one of the many publications devoted to our "family doctor."Until now, the people behind it remained the name "agave".Aloe is so self-sufficient, that is able to exist for a long time without soil, water and other sources of food, while also giving life to new, young plants.By its ability to adapt is more reminiscent of the animal than the vegetable world.Due to some biochemical parameters of this plant is so powerful?Like other xerophytes - plants, accustomed to survive in dry habitats, they have developed the ability to instantly heal the wounds inflicted on him and thereby maintain moisture without losing nutrients.The root system of these plants is not very powerful, the nutrients they used to accumulate in the leaves.Therefore leaves xerophytes - is a source of power, energy storage room and a real pharmacy with biologically active substances complex.Aloe heals itself, hence its bio-stimulating and increasing the properties of the immune system.Biochemical system of this plant is so perfect that everything necessary for life nutrients it receives are not using their root system, but because of their own leaves.They contain a thick juice - is an inexhaustible source of energy, nutrients and medicinal substances.It has the property of "run" to set in motion all the mechanisms of the human body health.
aloe belongs to the family of asphodeloideae or at the previous classification, to the lily family.More than 360 species of aloe, there are in-kind.In the wild they are distributed mainly in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the island of Madagascar.Now, this plant is cultivated in many regions of the world, and everywhere it is perfectly acclimatized.
Indoors aloe blossoms are extremely rare: it lacks the light and heat.
Also aloe tree, about 15 of its species (including A. vera, A. ferox, A. succotrina) is used as a medicinal plant.Many of them - beautiful and unpretentious plant for the domestic breeding.
main condition in the cultivation of almost all kinds - not to fill the plant, especially in autumn and winter.Soil - a mixture of clay and turf and ground sheet (3: 2) with the addition of a small amount of sand, small shards of peat.In winter, the plants are kept at 10-12 ° C in summer to protect from the hot rays of the sun, otherwise the leaves turn red and shrivel.In the summer watering abundant in the winter - a moderate.
aloe The Barbados - A. BARBADENSIS MILL (SYNONYM A. VERA L.)
acaulescent perennial herb with numerous lateral shoots.The leaves are gray-green, young with white spots, very juicy, length of 40-50 cm, a width of 6-7 cm with tiny spines on the edges.Peduncle height 60 to 90 cm, the flowers are 3 cm long, yellow.
Homeland unknown.Widespread in many tropical countries.Medicinal plants.
Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller - the best among all the Aloe Vera
When we hear about Aloe Vera, most of us imagine that this is the same aloe, which is used for therapeutic purposes.But you should change your mind.There are more than 240 different species of aloe that grows in dry and arid climates of Africa, Asia, Europe and America.Of all these different types of plant aloe, only four identified as suitable for human consumption and Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller the best among them.
is therefore necessary to ensure that any product based on aloe that you buy should be made from Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller, instead of the other.
Why Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller called the best among all the Aloe Vera?
Here are a few characteristics of this plant:
It contains more than 20 amino acids, 8 of which are essential to the human body.
Aloe contains all the 8 essential amino acids in excess of the 11 "secondary" amino acids.This plant also
enriched plurality including vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E. Although
that Aloe Barbadensis Miller contains many essential ingredients, aloe-production process is important as itIt determines the overall effectiveness of the product that you purchase.For example, the aloe gel when exposed for a long time (about 4 hours) may begin to oxidize and lose its effectiveness.Therefore, the time of harvest and the process of removing the outer layer of leaves to extract the gel should ideally be completed within 4 hours.There are a lot of genuine and quality conscious manufacturers of aloe products, which guarantee a processing time.
To ensure high quality and purity of Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller, best buy products from the manufacturer, which grows the plant itself.Manufacturers who buy in bulk aloe farmers or other producers, can use low-quality aloe, because the ingredients are not as fresh and nutritious as they should be.
Interestingly, aloe loses its effectiveness at high temperature or when chemicals are used during processing.Therefore, aloe gel, lotion or any product of aloe juice, which you buy, should be "stable".This means that the manufacturer must maintain it all the qualities of the internal components.
Aloe dichotoma - A. dichotoma Masson
Tree plant 6-9 m tall, with a thick trunk up to 1 m in diameter and obilnovetvyascheysya crown.Leaves linear-lanceolate, length 25 to 35 cm, 5-6 cm wide, bluish-green, on the edges with tiny spines.Peduncle taller than 30 cm, the flowers are 3-3.5 cm long, pale canary yellow.
Homeland - South and South-West Africa.It inhabits rocky hot deserts, in places, almost completely devoid of vegetation.Watered very small, not only in winter but in summer.It grows very slowly.
Aloe arborescens - A. arborescens Mill
Kustarnikovidnoe or tree-obilnovet vyascheesya plant height of 2-4 m Leaves to 60 cm long, 5-7 cm wide, succulent, sword-shaped, serrated on the edges..Peduncle about 80 cm tall, flowers are 4 cm long, red, in dense racemes conical.Widespread in tropical Africa and South along the banks of rivers, on mountain slopes at an altitude of 1800 m above sea level.One of the most popular indoor plants, known as agave.It is associated with the long-held belief that aloe blooms once every hundred years.Older copies of agave bloom well in greenhouses in December - January, and there are cases of its bloom in the rooms.Medicinal plants.It is known in Europe since 1700
Aloe kolpachkovidnoe - A. MITRIFORMIS MlLL
Perennial herb with creeping stem length of 1-2 m leaves yaytsevidnolantsetnye, juicy, bluish-gray or green, about 20 cm in length, width 10-15.cm on the bottom side with a small keel, which has 6 4-
rough edges of the sheet or yellow with white teeth.Peduncle 40-60 cm tall, the flowers are 4-4.5 cm long, dark red.
Homeland - South Africa, where the aloe grows in arid areas with winter rainfall, stony soils on granite rocks at an altitude of 1300 meters above sea level.Rosette leaves can reach in nature diameter 70 cm. There are several varieties.In a culture as a stalk lodging lose its decorative effect.In this case, it is necessary to cut off the upper part of the shoot and rooting again.
Aloe krasivenkoe - A. BELLATULA REYNOLDS
Perennial herb with a rosette of narrow dark green leaves 10-13 cm long and 9-10 cm wide, both surfaces of which have small warts, which gives them a rough, and small white spots.The edges of the sheet with tiny spines.Unbranched inflorescences (seldom 1-2 branches), up to 60 cm, with beautiful coral kolokolchatovidnymi flowers up to 13 mm in length.
Motherland - Central Madagascar.This kind of open relatively recently (in 1949) by Professor D. Millo (Millot), and then described by Dr. J. Reynolds (1956).
Aloe Marlot - A. MARLOTHU Berger
unbranched tree plant 2-4 m high, with the top decorated with rosette of thick strong, broadly leaf length of 1- 1.5 m and a width of 20-25 cm and the edges of both sides of the sheet are seated.thorns.Peduncle up to 80 cm, the flowers are 3-3.5 cm long, orange or orange-yellow.
Homeland - South Africa, where Marloth aloe grows on rocky soils at an altitude of 1120 m above sea level and often forms a real forest.Especially decorative aged 2-5 years.Watering slowly (drying earthen coma), not only in winter but in summer.
Aloe soap - A. SAPONARJA (AlT.) HAW.
Perennial acaulescent or short stature (height 50 cm) herb, which gives numerous shoots.The leaves are 25-30 cm long and 8-12 cm wide, lanceolate, dark green with white spots merging into the ranks of the fuzzy edges with brown spines.Peduncle 40-60 cm tall, the flowers are 3-3.5 cm long, bright pink.
Homeland - South Africa.One of the most widespread in nature and volatile species.It grows both in the humid coastal areas on clayey soils, and in dry interior areas on the rocky slopes at an altitude of 2000 m above sea level.Flowers depending on variety can be yellow, salmon pink, red or orange.There are natural hybrids.In a culture in Europe since the beginning of the XVIII century.Medicinal plants.
aloe aristata - A. ARISTATA HAW.
acaulescent perennial herb.numerous leaves (100-150 units), narrow-linear, 8-10 cm long and 1-1.5 cm wide, gray-green with white speckles.The edge of the sheet with small white spines, the end - with a long white spine.Peduncle up to 50 cm, the flowers are 4 cm long, orange-yellow.
Homeland - South Africa.A compact plant, often cultivated at home.Watering is abundant in the summer, winter - temperate.At long peresushke earthen coma dying roots and the leaves lose turgor.
Aloe motley - A. VARIEGATA L.
Perennial herb with a low stem (height 10-25 cm) from the ground obilnovetvyascheesya.In nature, it forms a larger group.Leaves densely arranged on the stem in three rows.They are triangular in cross-section, length 12 cm, width 4.6 cm, green with white spots.Edge is flexible with small teeth.Spike height of 30 cm, flowers, vermilion red.
Homeland - South Africa.It grows in semi-arid areas in the plains with heavy soils, at least - on the rocks and sandy soils.One of the most ornamental species.Soil for aloe motley should be more fertile than for other species.
Aloe squat - A. humilis (L.) Mill
perennial herbaceous plant that forms dense groups due to abundant branching.Leaves linear-lanceolate, length 10 cm, width of 12 to 15 cm, gray-green, with a serrated edge, and the bottom surface with numerous white spiny papillae.Peduncle 25-35 cm tall, the flowers are 3-3.5 cm long, coral-red, sometimes orange.
Homeland - South Africa.View variable in nature, there are several species and natural hybrids.In culture, unpretentious.
Aloe apart - A. DISTANS HAW (SYNONYM A. BREVIFOLIA HAW.)
perennial herb.The stem is erect at first, then leans over and spread along the ground, giving numerous shoots and reaching a length of 2-3 m. The leaves are broadly ovate, 8-9 cm long, 5-6 cm wide, bluish-green, on the edges with yellow spikes length 3-4 mm.The flowers are up to 4 cm, dark red.
Homeland - South-West Africa.In a culture as a stalk lodging lose decorative.In this case, it is necessary to cut off the upper part of the shoot and root plant again.
Aloe havortievidnoe - A. HAWORTHIOLDES BAKER
acaulescent perennial herbaceous plant.The leaves are numerous (up to 100), 3-4 cm long and about 6 mm wide, gray-green with white buds, collected in a dense rosette with a diameter of 4-5 cm;edges of leaves with white spines and hairs.Peduncle 20-30 cm tall, the flowers are 6-8 cm long, white or light pink.
Motherland - Central Madagascar, where aloe lives in the mountains at an altitude of 1200-1800 meters above sea level.
Aloe cheronokolyuchkovoe - A. MELANACANTHA BERGER
acaulescent perennial herb.In adulthood, it can reach a height of 50 cm.
Leaves deltoid-lanceolate, up to 20 cm, 4 cm wide, dark green.The reverse side of the keel where there are thorns, lighter at the base of the leaf and almost black to its apex.Peduncle up to 1 m, flowers 4-5 cm long, scarlet-red.
Homeland - South Africa.In the summer watering sparingly, in the winter - rarely with prolonged drying earthen coma.
Fan Aloe - Aloe plicatilis (L.) Mill
perennial evergreen leaves, stem succulent.At home it grows in the form of a bush 3-5 m tall. The leaves are light bluish-linear (up remnevidnyh), with rounded ends, arranged along the stem in two rows.Leaves grow in parallel to each other, being in the same plane.It forms a very regular shape fan.Inflorescence up to 50 cm. The flowers are tubular, scarlet red.It blooms in summer.
Motherland - humid subtropics of South Africa.The course of treatment - 1 month.