Aloe grows wild in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses. Aloe is also used for decorative purposes and grows successfully indoors as a potted plant.
|1||Aloe humilis – Succulent Plant|
|2||3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
The species is frequently cited as being used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the first century AD. Extracts from Aloe vera are widely used in the cosmetics and alternative medicine industries, being marketed as variously having rejuvenating, healing, or soothing properties.
There is, however, little scientific evidence of the effectiveness or safety of Aloe vera extracts for either cosmetic or medicinal purposes. Aloe vera is used in traditional medicine as a skin treatment. Ayurvedic medicine, it is called kathalai.