The Aloe Vera plant is found in many households. It contains a wound-healing substance called aloe vera gel, which is a mixture of antibiotic, astringent  and coagulating agents( blood clotting to stop bleeding).  Taken internally, it works as a mild laxative.  Externally it acts as an immediate and effective wound-healer, aiding in the treatment of burns, insect stings, and poison ivy, prevent blistering and peeling from sunburn.  It can alleviate the pain and itching of hemorrhoids and bleeding piles. It can also help to soften corns and calluses on the feet.