Aloe is a plant that is native to Africa, and has been used for a long time.
It has been used to heal and beautify the skin. If you have an itch that wont go away just pull off a piece of the leaf, squeeze it, and put the gel that comes out on to your skin. It can soothe a minor burn and help to heal it by breaking down the dead tissue while it is regenerating new tissue. It only has to be used once a day. Aloe can even help to heal frostbite. It even promises to be a topical treatment for rheumatoid arthritis pain. There is a special cream with aloe,vitamin C, and other ingredients used for Arthritis inflammation. Note that scientists say, the gel works the best when it is used fresh and new.
Aloe is a green, thorny, house plant. It is often kept in the kitchen just in case there is a small burn. The size can vary but it is normally small. Although it can get a little big if put in the proper pot and kept outside.