Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f. (Aloe Vera)
Asphodelaceae | Cactus
Stemless or very short-stemmed plant
North Africa, the India Subcontinent, South America, and the Caribbean.
Aloe Vera was introduced to the Hawaiian islands for its medicinal properties. The plant consists of long, stalky leaves which contain a think gel and fleshy center, commonly used to treat burns and rashes. The inner leaves are also
Research shows that Aloe Vera may provide health benefits; a study showed that oral consumption of the plant can reduce blood glucose levels in people diagnosed with Type II Diabetes.