Boasting a host of minerals, vitamins and amino acids, Aloe Vera is undoubtedly one of the most medicinal plants around.

Aside the obvious advantage of being rich in minerals, Aloe Vera is also very easily sourced as it graces the garden/flower pot of many a Nigerian home.

Great for the skin and even health challenges, Aloe Vera can be ingested or applied directly on affected areas plus it makes a great cooling agent particularly for us in the tropics who are currently experiencing the super hot weather.

Need more convincing on the perks of Aloe Vera, here are 5 more reasons why Aloe Vera is a great 'ally' to have at home.