The most famous of the Aloe family, the Aloe Vera is a super easy plant to care for, it tolerates being forgotten about for long periods of time so if you're irregular with your watering habits, this is the one for you. It's also perfect for sun worshippers who tend to overdo it - just snap one of the stems and rub the sap straight onto skin for instant relief. Keep it in a bright spot and only water once the soil has dried thoroughly.
It has pale green, thorny leaves on a stout trunk. Inside the stems is a gel that has been used to treat a plethora of ills. If you are a creative cook, there has been some experimenting with the gel and why not become creative?