Aloe vera contains nutrient compounds that help to heal and soothe the skin when used externally.
It may also have similar benefits on the lining of the digestive tract, when ingested as a drink.
A review published in the "British Journal of General Practice" notes that aloe vera decreases irritation and enhances healing and repair of ulcers in the stomach and intestines.
Aloe vera juice also helps to decrease inflammation in irritable bowel syndrome, colitis and other inflammatory disorders of the gut.
Additionally, aloe vera can increase healthy bacteria in the intestines that aid digestion.