Aloe Vera is a mostly use because of it's medicinal value and it is also called as "miracle plant". Aloe Vera is very strong perennial hot plant. It is not require so many water their cultivation is possible in drought areas.

Benefits of Aloe Vera

  • Aloe Vera is a anti-biotic, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, disinfectant, anti-biotic, anti-septic, germicidal, anti-fungal and anti-viral.
  • Aloe Vera is helpful for the skin treatments/cosmetic use.
  • Aloe Vera is mostly used in treatment of urine related problems, ulcers and pimples.
  • Aloe Vera is best source of vitamins and minerals.
  • Aloe Vera helps for digestion.
  • Aloe Vera helps for increase the Immune system.

Major Producers of Aloe Vera in India

Aloe Vera is mostly produce in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Kerala.

Requirement for Aloe Vera Farming:

Aloe Vera is a very hot plant. For growing need low rainfall regions and dry areas with warm humid conditions and also requires bright light. It is not suit the cool climatic conditions and frost.

Make sure to select the well drained soils for its cultivation. Aloe Vera allow soils with pH range up to 8.5 and also allow soils with salty in nature and it is develop faster in black cotton soil with good drainage and with higher foliage.

Land should be ploughed and cross ploughed thoroughly to bring the soil to the fine tilth stage. For increase the soil fertility, add about 15 to 20 tonnes of well rotten farm yard manure during the last plough.

For lodging about 50,000 to 55000 plants per hectare, spacing between plants should be 40 x 45 cm (or) 60 x 30 cm maintained.

Post Harvesting Tasks in Aloe Vera Farming

After harvesting the fresh leaves, care should be taken for drying the leaves. Usually harvest crop is allowed to loose the moisture in the field itself before transporting. To prevent any mould growth, leaves should be kept dry and cool. Use of concrete floor is useful in stacking or storing them.

Marketing of Aloe Vera

pharma and herbal companies always purchase Aloe Vera in very large amount. Aloe Vera has large demand in both local and global market.