Known by the ancient Egyptians as the “Plant of Immortality,” Aloe vera is a species of succulent plant that has been used by people for thousands of years. Aloe vera is acclaimed even today for its medicinal properties that supposedly assist in healing burns, wounds, and scars. But how much do we really know about this natural substance? We know that it has been transformed into a billion dollar industry by the reaffirmation of its many benefits. But we also know that the scientific literature regarding its therapeutic effects is sparse and inconclusive.