Sagas have been written about the medicinal properties of Aloe Vera plant. Just like Virgos, it is soothing and calm but tough enough to survive in drought like condition. The gel in its leaves does wonders for the skin and soothes burns on the skin. Aloe vera is used in folk medicine as a laxative, for treatment of sunburns and as a remedy for diabetes, osteoarthritis, epilepsy and asthma. # Aloe vera was known as "plant of immortality" in the ancient Egypt. # Most types of aloe vera don't have stem.