Aloe Vera is a cactea. It’s green and has very strong and thick leaves. It’s juices are used as medicine, healing almost all simple skin adornments. It’s used in beauty creams, although I haven’t experienced much improvements yet.
It is said the medical features work after the plant has bloomed, not before.
They also make a soft drink of it, but never tried that. If you cut it, it’s very easy to plant it. If you keep the cut pieces in the kitchen, the next morning you will think that the neighbors made ‘snert’. That is a typical Dutch soup made of green peas and the bone marrow of pigs. Smells awful, which stays in the house for a month.