Aloe Vera Extract from Australia. The aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of conditions ranging from skin lesions to burns to constipation. It is grown in most subtropical and tropical locations, including South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Aloe was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries and it remains one of the most commonly used herbs in the United States today.
The extract is often used as an additive to skin creams and ointments.