Latin Name : Aloe
Chinese Name : 芦荟
Aloe is a small, fleshy plant with greenish-yellow wedge-shaped leaves. It is found throughout Latin America, the southern United States and the Middle East. Many people also grow smaller potted versions of the plant in their homes and gardens.
Aloe has been used as a medicinal plant since biblical times. It is now found in many commercial items, including skin care products, shampoos and conditioners.
It contains a variety of biologically active substances, such as terpenoids, a variety of enzymes, and active polysaccharides.