Do you have an aloe vera plant at home? Guess what, you can make a fortune out of this medicinal plant! Often dubbed as the plant of immortality, aloe vera has a market value of about $13 billion. Yes, you have been sitting on a fortune all this while. Money matters aside, aloe vera finds its name in the Arabic word “alloeh” that translates to “the bitter shiny substance,” while “vera” stands for “true.” The existence of aloe vera can be traced back to the Egyptian civilization that existed 6000 years ago. In fact, Egyptians had a tradition of giving this plant to the deceased pharaohs as a burial gift. This plant has a history of usage in the treatment of about 50 medical conditions. Scrapes, skin blemishes, burns, asthma, diabetes, etc. can be treated with aloe vera if rightly used (1).
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