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Aloe Vera: How to extract the gel from Aloe Vera plant?

Aloe Vera is known as a medical plant. It is used in cosmetics for our skin care, as well as consumed  in the pharmaceutical and food industries. Aloe Vera originally grown in the Arabian Peninsula, however in our days, the plant is known to be available in all countries, and most of the household  know about the benefits of the Aloe Vera plant or even own their own Aloe Vera.The plant is easy to grow whether in a pot, or on the ground, easy to spread, with minimal care. The minimum requirements to grow them successfully is water, soil and sun. Once the plant starts to grow and becomes mature, it indicates the availability of the gel from the leaves, which makes the plant heavy and may grow out of pot or fall from the pot.  The leaves are solid and filled with a transparent gel.
In the cosmetics care Aloe Vera is known for its benefits in:Prevents Wrinkles Improve Skin Condition The gel that the Aloe Vera plants produce is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants.Aloe…

Gardening

I always used to grow flowers and some important herbs for my cooking, but this year seems more favorable despite of the heat wave (El Nino) currently experienced in Malaysia for the past 2 months.

I have 2 small gardens in my front yard which caters for flowers, and at the back of house which consists mostly of herbs.  Because of the dry season in Malaysia and the heat wave (El Nino) the plants seem to struggle to survive. I water them twice a day but the insect and pest seems more to enjoy them at present, but thank God all under control with anti-insects spray, and some fertilizers.

This year I spend more money on taking care of the plants and even the water bill increased. Hopefully by end of April the weather will be back to normal and the rain season will come.

The heat wave (El Nino) affected drastically the rice planting season, which is delayed due to no rain for the past 2-3 months.

Also mango and durian plantation suffers due to the heat wave.

Not only the plants but even the humans are affected. I had never experience anything like this in my 10 years in Malaysia, so hot like now, which is continuing with no rain.

In Alor Setar, 3 times the school closed due to the high temperatures of 37 C continuously for 3 days.

Every landscape in the city seems yellow and dried.




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