Aloe vera is extracted from the aloe plant and has been credited with the ability to serve a medicinal purpose. Aloe is a succulent that can be grown indoors or outdoors. Aloe vera is used in many forms for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe vera has been used for centuries as a home remedy.

There are many general benefits of aloe vera. The benefits range from soothing skin to helping internal problems. Aloe vera that comes directly from the plant can be used or the substance can be processed into other types of aloe vera products. Sometimes aloe vera is used as an additive in other products due to its healing and beneficial properties.

Aloe vera is a good healing substance because it contains many beneficial ingredients. Aloe vera contains all the vitamins, except D, that people need on a daily basis. It also contains enzymes, minerals, anti-microbial, amino acids and sugars that are all beneficial to the human body. All of these ingredients in aloe vera are why it is used to aid digestion, reduce inflammation, cleanse and sooth the body.

The main benefits that have been proven in medical studies are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and restoration. Aloe soothes and helps repair skin that has been damaged or that is suffering from a skin condition like eczema. Many cosmetics contain aloe because of its moisturizing benefits. Aloe vera can also be made into a juice where it is used to aid in digestion, ease muscular conditions and allergies.