Aloe Vera has historically been known for assisting the functions of the gastrointestinal tract, and for its properties of soothing, cleansing and helping the body to maintain healthy tissues. This plant has a reputation for helping with digestion, aiding one’s blood and circulation, as well as kidney, liver and gall bladder functions. Aloe contains at least three anti-inflammatory fatty acids that are helpful for the stomach, small intestine and colon. It naturally alkalizes digestive juices to prevent over acidity – a common cause of digestive complaints. Also, great for cuts, scrapes, and burns. A newly discovered compound in aloe, acemannan, is currently being studied for its ability to strengthen the immune system. Think every one should have one of these growing in one’s home.