My mom was the queen of the aloe plant. If you had a bug bite, she would put "medicine plant" on it. If you had a burn, medicine plant was the answer. If you had a little scar, "just dab some medicine plant on it". She always had several plants growing in the window sill of our kitchen. Last week, I noticed some aloe growing in our school garden. I asked if I could take take some of it so I could grow my own plant. So far so good. Josh had a bug bite on his arm last night that was bothering him. My answer- "just dab a little medicine plant on it." It worked!