What is aloe good for?
For thousands of years, aloe vera has been used as a natural medicine. No other natural product contains such a large number of properties useful to humans. Though the aloe vera plant looks like a cactus, it is actually a member of the lily family. There are more than five hundred different species of this commonly known household plant. Known by many other scientific-sounding names, such as Curacao aloe, Barbados aloe, and even lily of the desert, most of us just call it aloe. Below are some of the more common uses for aloe vera: * Soothes skin injured by burns, irritations, cuts and insect bites. * Relieves itching, swelling, and irritated skin. * Improves the effectiveness of sunscreen products. * Eases digestive complaints. * Heals skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or acne. * Aids musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis or rheumatism. Many of the skin care products containing aloe vera are also fortified with Vitamin E and collagen to keep the moisture in and help mai