Aloe vera, sometimes described as a "wonder plant", is a short-stemmed shrub. Aloe is a genus that contains more than 500 species of flowering succulent plants. Many Aloes occur naturally in North Africa.
The Aloe vera leaves are succulent, erect and form a dense rosette. Many uses are made from the gel obtained from the plant's leaves
Aloe vera has been the subject of much scientific study over the last few years, regarding several claimed therapeutic properties. In this article we will look at some of these claims.