The curative powers of Aloe vera date back 6,000 years to early Egyptian civilization. Shown on stone carvings, it served as a burial gift to deceased pharaohs, and its benefits documented in one form or another throughout history.
If you do a Google search on A. vera, you’ll find almost 4,000,000 hits. With so much information available, I’ll not waste time writing about the curative powers attributed to A. vera. Billions of dollars are spent worldwide on the plant and products from the plant. It seems most everyone has a plant available for use on burns, or else uses a product that contains A. vera.
A. verais a fast growing, freely offsetting plant that is drought resistant. It prefers light shade in Phoenix. Damaged at freezing temperatures, it should receive protection when the thermometer dips. It is an excellent container plant, and it is drought resistant. However, if it is kept for medicinal use, regular, but not too much, watering will plump up the leaves to provide more gel.