Scientific name of Aloe is Aloe vera. Aloe is an evergreen perennial succulent plant that belongs to the family Liliaceae. Aloe is a hardy perennial plant that is tropical and succulent in habit and can successfully be cultivated in arid climates. Aloe Vera is also known as True (vera means ‘true’) aloe, Chinese Aloe, Indian Aloe, and Barbados Aloe. It is also called as first-aid plant owing to its healing properties to cure wounds and burns.