Aloe vera, also known as Aloe Barbadensis Miller, is a succulent plant that is member of the lily family. Aloe vera leaves are used in folk medicine and in many types of commercial products.
Aloe vera is native to Northern Africa, and the plant features thick leaves that are green or gray-green with serrated margins. The gel inside the leaves of Aloe vera is used in traditional medicine as a treatment for burns and minor skin irritations, and the plant is used as a natural flavoring in some types of foods. Aloe vera is added to a wide range of cosmetics, and both the leaves and seeds of the plant are edible.