Aloe vera is an excellent superfood for many systems of the body. It improves immunity, liver function and is healing to the gut and digestion. For thousands of years, aloe vera’s healing properties have been widely recognized by many different civilizations including The Egyptians, Chinese and numerous Mediterranean peoples. The variety most commonly used for medicinal purposes is Aloe barbadensis. There are many hybrid used for landscaping purposes that are most likely not as effective as the true Aloe.