Aloes are from the plant family called Asphodelaceae and there are about 400 species of flowering succulent plants. The genus is common to South Africa’s Cape Province, the mountains of Africa, Madagascar, Arabian peninsula and the islands of Africa.
With such a large variety of size, texture, colour and shape, an Aloe is a must for every garden. Some aloes can be used internally and externally by humans for medicinal purposes. The sap (gel) of the leaves can be used to relieve sunburn and eczema in humans. Worldwide the aloe is used for it’s numerous properties like healing, detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, anti bacterial, anti-viral and anti-parasitic qualities.
The plants called American Aloes, belongs to the family Agavaceae.