Aloe Vera is a cactus plant belonging to the family Liliaceae. It grows in a dry climate found in some parts of Africa and India. The plant was used in medicine for centuries. Aloe leaves secrete a clear gel that oozes from the cut plants, and can be applied topically to heal wounds and soothe irritated skin. Various studies have been conducted to examine the benefits of the aloe vera plant and it was found out that aloe vera does in fact have several properties that are effective in treating a variety of skin conditions, from flaky or dry skin, cosmetic ailments, hair and scalp problems to many more.