Aloe Vera is a known vulnerary, (meaning it helps heal wounds) and is great for burns, abrasions, psoriasis and even to bug bites. Aloe acts as an analgesic, relieving pain. Aloe is also an antipruritic, relieving itching. Aloe Vera is an astringent: which causes the contraction of body tissues, typically used to reduce bleeding from minor abrasions. It hydrates, moisturizes and rejuvenates the skin, increasing the elasticity.