Aloe vera, also known as Aloe barbadensis, is a versatile herb that is often found in many people's front yard. It's a succulent plant that is known for its medicinal properties and it's easy to grow. If you're ever in need of fresh aloe vera, all you have to do is cut off a limb and use the gel inside. But, before you use the gel, be sure to drain the bright yellow oil, also known as "aloe's bitter" - this yellow oil is an excellent laxative. The rest of the aloe plant can be used externally on wounds and burns, as well as to soothe sunburns. Aloe vera is also great for relaxation and self-care. The gel can be applied to the face as a mask or the whole body as a conditioner. The gel also acts as a natural sedative, so it's perfect for a DIY spa day at home. So, next time you see an aloe vera plant in your yard, don't just think of it as a decorative plant. Remember that it's a powerful natural medicine that can help with a variety of ailments, from sunburns to constipation and also a great addition to your self care routine. No need to buy expensive aloe vera products at the store when you can make your own for free!