Aloe Vera plant is cash crop

Aloe Vera plant is a herbal plant

It is a herbal plant grown in a warm tropical climate. Aloe Vera plant is a cash crop. It means that if you grow a significant amount of aloe vera, you can sell it very easily because of its tremendous usage in pharma and herbal products. It can not survive chilly climatic conditions.It requires dry sandy loamy soil with direct sunlight and conservative watering. It can be planted in sandy pots also in kitchen gardens or terrace gardens. Of course, the quantity or yield will depend on the area in which it has been planted.

Since it is a herbal plant, it is a good raw material  for many pharmaceutical and cosmetic manufacturing companies. It is also used by drug manufacturing companies to make Ayurvedic and Unani medicines. The bitter juice of Aloe Vera is obtained by cutting the leaves at their base and letting yellow gel let out. The light to dark brown mass is obtained by removing the water from the gel by evaporation.

Following parts of Aloe Vera can be used for various medicines and products:

  • Aloe Vera Juice
  • Aloe Vera Plant
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Aloe Vera Leaves

How to grow an Aloe Vera plant?

In India, it can be cultivated throughout the places. It is a hard plant like cactus and it requires dry sandy soil having pH value up to 8.Water logged soil is not suitable for growing Aloe Vera.The best months to grow in India is between March and June where 155-200 cm yearly rainfall is predicted during the growing period.

Land should be cleaned free of weeds and it should be planted in space of 2ft*1ft.Rhizome cutting of root should be 2/3 of the height of the plant inside ground.5 to 6 irrigation per year should be applied.

Gestation period of an Aloe Vera plant

After plantation at least 8 months to  one year is required to reap good harvest so that raw produce can be marketed, provided it was free of weeds and there was good yield.

Key ingredients of Aloe Vera Plant

  • Lignin
  • Salicylic acid
  • Saponins
  • Enzymes
  • Anthraquinones
  • Amino Acid
  • Uronic acids
  • Fatty acids
  • Minerals
  • Vitamins A,C,E
  • Folic acid
  • Choline

Usage of Aloe Vera Plant

  1. It can be used to treat indigestion.Dry latex of Aloe Vera plan can be used as a laxative.
  2. The gel of Aloe Vera can be used to avoid microbes on leafy foods.
  3. It can be used for mouthwash.
  4. It is one good sugar controller.
  5. It is used for removing pigmentation and wrinkles as a good moisturiser because of being rich in Vitamin E and Vitamin C.
  6. It can be used to treat stretch marks after pregnancy and sunburns.
  7. The gel can be used to heal swelling and bruising on skin.

Where to market Aloe Vera products?

HCMS is a NGO in India which promotes Aloe Vera and is related to it at a large scale.It is very active in Rajasthan. FOREVER LIVING is one such global MLM marketing company which sells Aloe Vera products in the whole world. ALOEVERA INDIA is one such company which has got it’s own brand of products related to Aloe Vera. It can be supplied to cosmetic companies which make products related to hair fall and hair gels. Aloe Vera plants can be sold locally also so that organic gardeners can use it. Local products can also be created with  your own brand of Aloe Vera juices and gels which can be  sold in local Ayurvedic medical shops. It can be supplied  to companies which make medicines like Patanjali, Himalaya, Dabur, Zandu,etc.

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