Aloe Vera is a widely recognized plant. The plant is used in herbal and conventional medicine. It contains more than 200 nutritional components and it comes as no surprise that this succulent plant is much sought after. Extracts of Aloe Vera are also used in the cosmetic industry. The major compound in aloe vera is water (99%) and the gel substance we use so much. This is perhaps what makes it beneficial in skin care and our overall health.