Aloe Vera and cannabis

Published Aug 2, 2019 09:23 a.m. ET

Aloe vera is known to have many health benefits. It is good for your hair and the immune system. However, did you know that aloe vera can be beneficial for your cannabis plants? Aloe vera can help you to grow marijuana easy.

Aloe vera is a succulent that has a gel form filled with nutrients that can benefit your cannabis plants.  Many growers of cannabis have found the organic way of growing cannabis to be better for the environment and their plant. The use of plant species for organic gardening helps with the prevention of pests and fertilization of cannabis.

What is Aloe Vera?

Over the years, aloe vera has been used in many food and cosmetic products. Aloe vera is a green plant like cannabis. It is native to the Arabian Peninsula. Although it can be found in the tropics. Aloe vera leaves are thick and large with a gel substance within. The gel and leaves have an array of medicinal and therapeutic benefits. As stated before, aloe vera is very beneficial for humans as well.

Aloe vera and humans

There has been comprehensive research on the benefits of aloe vera. The leaves and gel are reported to have antioxidant properties. It can help to combat the bacteria called Mycoplasma. Even antibiotics are unable to tackle these bacteria.

Additional research also provides evidence that samples from young aloe might protect the skin from radiation. This may be the reason there are many aloe vera sun cream. The infusion of CBD in aloe vera cream can also help to prevent sunburn.

Also, you can put aloe vera on burned skin. Aloe vera has similar effects on certain conditions like cannabis. Research on mice shows that there was a reduction in depression in the mice after they were treated with aloe vera. We do not know if this study is reflective of the same benefits in humans. Therefore, there needs to be more research conducted on humans.

How Aloe Vera benefits cannabis

Aloe vera is not just good for humans, but it is beneficial to your enjoyment of cannabis. During the cultivation process, cannabis plants require a substantial amount of nutrients. Aloe vera is not just packed with nutrient, but it can dissuade pests from your crop and combat diseases. Therefore, when growing cannabis outside, you should grow some aloe vera as well if you have space.

Foliar Spray

Aloe versa is available in a foliar spray. Organic growers use these sprays to provide their cannabis plants with nutrients such as zinc, magnesium, and calcium. These nutrients are needed to help cannabis plants grow healthy. The nutrients can be absorbed through the leaves easier when it is sprayed. If the leaves look like it is lacking nutrients or diminishing, then it is better to spray them with the aloe vera foliar spray. Additionally, aloe vera can provide amino acid that is needed for healthy and bountiful crops. You can make your foliar spray using two teaspoons of aloe gel with water.

Protects against disease

There are compounds in aloe vera that can protect against diseases. It contains acemannan which has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Aloe vera also provides cannabis with saponins. These help to protect cannabis against fungi and other diseases. Saponin also helps the root of the plant to absorb water better.

Now you know which plant to cultivate along with cannabis to fight off diseases and provide the well-needed nutrients. Aloe vera is a worthwhile plant that is cheap to cultivate indoor or outdoor. Grow marijuana plants easy with aloe vera!

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