Today, the herbal production of the Aloe Vera plant is very common. Aloevera is used in a wide range of ailments, from skin ailments to burns to digestive disorders, as well as in cosmetics, bath lotions, and as a dietary supplement, such as yoghurt. This is a natural product used especially in western countries.
It belongs to the genus Liliaceae. A perennial (Liliaceae) shrub, it has a short, dense, cylindrical, and simple woody trunk and a fibrous root that forms from the stems. The fleshy, elongated, broad root and 35-45 cm long sharp aloe vera leaves on this short stem are very familiar to us. Flowering during the dry season, the plant is native to North Africa and is widespread in the deserts of Arabia.
Although common in Mannar, Kalpitiya, Jaffna, and Kankesanthurai areas where Sri Lanka has a semi-arid climate, it is very rare to find a house in Sri Lanka that does not grow or grow an aloe vera bush. The importance of aloe vera as a hand remedy is the main reason for this and aloe vera is also used in cosmetics and as a delicacy.
Aloevera cultivation is also extremely popular. Aloe vera is also grown on a large scale for production purposes. Slightly fertile sandy loam soil is ideal for cultivation. Due to the adaptation to the dry zone, only a small amount of rainfall is required and the sunlight and light shade is ideal for growing aloevera.
Aloevera will be planted in 5 acres of the estate as an inter crop. The harvest will be sold to local buyers.