Aloe vera is an extremely versatile plant. Aloe vera is an herbaceous perennial plant native to tropical Africa. Aloe vera belongs to the Liliaceae family. Its genus name comes from the Arabic word “al-oheya” meaning “plant of life”. The species’ name comes from the Latin word “vera”, meaning “true”.
Uses Of Aloe Vera
- It is commonly used in cosmetics, foods, and beverages.
- It is also used medicinally. Aloe Vera gel is often applied externally to treat burns, cuts, scrapes, sunburns, and other skin conditions.
- It is also used internally to help heal stomach ulcers, diarrhea, and other digestive problems.
- Aloe Vera juice is believed to promote healthy digestion, reduce inflammation, and prevent cancer.
How Do You Store Aloe Vera For A Long Time?
Aloe vera is a succulent plant native to South Africa. Aloe vera contains a compound called anthraquinone, which is effective against bacteria and viruses. To preserve aloe vera gel, you should keep it frozen until you’re ready to use it.
Add vitamin E oil to the gel before freezing. Vitamin E oil helps protect the gel from oxidation, making it last longer when stored in the freezer.
Once you’ve extracted the gel from the leaves, you can either dry them out and grind them into a powder, or leave them intact and slice them into thin strips. You can then add the gel to smoothies, salads, or other dishes.
How To Freeze It?
Aloe vera is an herbaceous plant native to tropical regions of Africa and Asia. It contains several compounds that are useful for treating minor cuts and scrapes. Aloe vera gel is made from the inner leaf of the aloe vera plant.
- To make the gel, remove the outer layer of the leaf and cut it into small pieces.
- Add water to the pieces and allow them to soak overnight.
- Drain the liquid and add honey, if desired.
- Pour the mixture into ice cube trays, freeze, and pop out the frozen cubes.
- Store the cubes in freezer bags until you need them.
- Take out the cubes and let them thaw before using them. You can also pour the aloe vera juice directly onto your skin.
How Do You Defrost Aloe Vera?
Aloe vera gel should be kept frozen in the refrigerator. To defrost, place the gel in the microwave for about 15 seconds.
After defrosting, allow the gel to sit at room temperature for 24 to 48 hours before using. Aloe vera gel will become softer when it sits out at room temperature.
If your gel doesn’t seem firm after sitting at room temperature for 24 hours, then try putting it back in the fridge for another 24 hours. If it still isn’t firm, then put it back in the freezer for about 3 days. Once frozen solid, you can easily scoop out what you need.