Aloe Vera plant image

Aloe vera has been historically used to heal wounds for various skin conditions, and is commonly used for burns and sunburns today. The plant is a succulant that grows naturally in subtropical and tropical locations, and will grow well in a pot here in North America with ample light and protection from frost. The aloe leaves contain a clear gel that is often used as a topical ointment. It is a common household remedy for minor cuts and burns, as well as sunburns.