Properties and benefits of the aloe vera flower: all its secrets revealed

aloe vera flowers in cluster

Hen/Stag properties and benefits of aloe flower true They are not as well known as those of the leaves of this beautiful succulent, but as soon as you discover them more thoroughly, you will wonder how you have been able to live until now without taking full advantage of them.

This flower will help you to make your skin look more beautiful than ever, it has medicinal properties that will help you heal and, in addition, you can add it to some of your cooking recipes.

How is the aloe vera flower?

The flowering of aloe vera is very similar to that of other succulents. First we see a long rod from the center of the plant and after her come the flowers with a conical shape and forming a tubular structure. The usual thing is that its hue varies from yellow to orange, with some touches of red, but this can vary depending on what type of aloe see we meet

If you have taken care of your aloe vera during the winter, you will see it bloom at the end of this time, especially if the temperatures are still warm.

The normal thing is that the flowering is maintained more or less until mid spring. But you may have to say goodbye to the flowers a little earlier if it's too cold or too hot a spring. Unlike the plant, aloe flowers are very delicate and fragile, and they need a mild temperature so as not to wither quickly.

On the other hand, keep in mind that the aloe begins to flower when it has reached its maturity. If you have a young one, or one that doesn't get enough sun, it may take a few years for it to flower.

Properties and benefits of the aloe vera flower for your skin

aloe vera with flowers

Many of the health and beauty related properties found in aloe vera leaves are also present in its flowers.

El gel that we can obtain by crushing the flower It is an excellent skin moisturizer. It ensures that the area on which we apply it recovers the lost moisture, allowing the skin to be softer and more flexible.

If you've been burned, a wound is healing, or you have very dry skin, apply the gel from this flower directly to the area to be treated and it won't take long for you to notice its benefits.

Also has soothing properties, so applying the gel from this flower is a good remedy for put an end to the inconvenience caused by mosquito bites and mild irritations that can appear on the skin due to issues such as excessive sweating.

Ally against acne and aging

large aloe vera flowers

The properties and benefits of the aloe vera flower on our skin are endless, so we can use it throughout the different stages of our lives.

If during adolescence or early adulthood you have to deal with acne, this flower will help you. Extract its gel directly and apply it to the skin as if you were putting on a mask, let it dry completely to enjoy all its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. If you perform this operation once or twice a week, you will notice that your skin begins to improve quickly.

In case acne is not your problem now and the appearance of wrinkles is, you can also trust this pretty flower. Make a mask as we have seen in the previous section and you'll be giving mature skin a shot of hydration that you will not get even with the best creams on the market. In addition, as the aloe vera flower is rich in antioxidants, it protects you against free radicals and the signs of premature aging are attenuated.

Make your own toner

To enjoy the properties and benefits of the aloe vera flower on your skin, you can use it to make your own homemade facial tonic.

Infuse some flowers for a few minutes. Strain the liquid and store it in a container where it cannot become contaminated. Apply it on your face as a tonic and you can forget about irritations, redness and other small discomforts that are frequent on the face. You can also apply this tonic to other parts of the body where irritations may have appeared.

Properties and benefits of the aloe vera flower for your health

flowering aloe vera

When you feel good on the inside, it shows on the outside, and it turns out that this flower we are talking about can also be a good ally when it comes to taking care of the well-being of your body.

The aloe vera flower can be infused without any problem, and you can take it alone or in combination with other of your favorite medicinal plants or flowers. You just have to be careful to remove the spines (if any) before putting it in water.

With an infusion you make the most of the properties and benefits of the aloe vera flower. The first of the benefits you will notice in the stomach, because help with gastritis, calms stomach acidity, balances the intestinal flora and is very effective against constipation.

In addition, its bioactive compounds strengthen the immune system. If you take infusions of aloe vera flower in winter, you will surely notice that you get less constipated and that your throat is no longer so sensitive to the cold. In fact, an infusion of this flower also gives good results as an antiviral and helps you overcome health problems like the flu sooner.

Some studies even talk about its properties to regulate blood sugar levels. However, if you have diabetes problems, consult your specialist before incorporating aloe vera flower infusions into your daily life.

The aloe vera flower in gastronomy

The Mediterranean diet is full of vegetables and aromatic herbs, so introducing one more plant into our gastronomy should not seem strange to us.

In the case of aloe vera, you already know that the only edible part of the plant is its gel. The leaf can even be toxic, so we will only take advantage of that gel.

It is different with the flower, it is not usually eaten directly, but we have already seen that can be taken as an infusion. As it has a sweet taste, some people mix it with other teas and infusions.

If you like sweet flavors, you can take advantage of the properties and benefits of the aloe vera flower by using it as component for making delicious homemade honey.

And if you want to go one step further, in places like Baja California, where this flower is very common, it is common add it to the tortillas as if it were a vegetable. 

If you ingest it as an infusion, as a component of honey, or as an ingredient in a cooking recipe, you will enjoy all its benefits to the fullest.

You already know the main ones properties and benefits of aloe vera flower. I invite you to continue investigating and tell me how you use it, do you dare to tell me in the comments?

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