There is a legend that aloe as a remedy was known to the Greeks as early as the 4th century BC. For the sake of a miraculous plant, Aristotle allegedly advised Alexander the Great to conquer the island of Socotra, where it grew. After capturing the island, Alexander the Great expelled the local residents from there and settled the Greeks. Since that time, the Greeks have been using aloe. They began to prepare various medicines from the juice of the precious plant.
About two hundred species of aloe are known, which are evergreen perennial plants with juicy and fleshy leaves covered with a waxy bloom. For centuries, aloe has been used for eczema and inflammation.