I remember back when the natural healing powers of aloe vera were first being talked about... My mother went to the health food store and bought a bottle of aloe juice to rub on her skin.
My father looked at it and took it a step further. Deciding that, if it was good for the outside of the body, it must also be good for his insides... He immediately began to drink a tablespoon of pure aloe juice every day.
I guess my father was ahead of his time!
(The article did go on to say that there are many kinds of aloe plants - and not all were good to eat!)