Aloe vera – non toxic and succulent – belongs to Liliaceae family and is bestowed with amazing health benefits. Legend has it that the Greeks used aloe vera to cure wide number of diseases ranging from insomnia to baldness. Cleopatra’s beauty owes it to aloe vera. The secret to aloe’s health benefits is its composition that includes more than 200 active compounds including enzymes, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids and polysaccharides. The gel of the plant contains 99% water. Besides, aloe vera produces up to 6 antiseptics that can kill fungi, virus and bacteria. Research studies also claim its potential as a cancer and AIDS fighter. The below mentioned article names 12 best of Aloe vera’s health benefits.