Even though modern medicine and leaps in technology are making our lives immensely easier, there is a growing trend of going back to our roots, living of the grid, and consuming products that are not produced by the millions.
Some may regard these tendencies as just another hipster fad that will be gone in just a few months, but you should keep in mind that millions and millions of people were raised by using traditional medicine, and home-made produce.
Hand in hand with natural medicine goes using herbs for psychological betterment. One of the herbs used in this manner is Crassula Ovata. This plant is believed to not only keep the air in your home clean, but also to bring good energy and money.
In some cultures, especially in South Africa, this plant is common in most households. It is believed to bring prosperity to the inhabitants of the home it’s kept in, in both monetary and spiritual sense. South Africans call this plant jade or money plant.
Jade also serves a decorative purpose, as it spurs beautiful pink and white flowers. The plant is also perfect for indoor growth, and it is maintained very easily.
The story behind this plant is that once upon a time, a farmer who worked tirelessly was not able to make any money for his family. One day, while walking back from an exhausting day to his home, he stumbled upon this beautiful plant, picked it and took it home. The beautiful plant reminded him of a precious stone, jade.
While keeping the plant in his home, he couldn’t help but admire it every time he saw it, and every time he noticed it he prayed to God, asking for prosperity and much needed help for his family. Eventually, the farmers fortune turned, and everything was going well. He couldn’t help but think that jade was a huge part of his success, acting as a medium between him and God.
The story spread, and people started giving one another jade plant as a symbol, and a wish for wealth and good fortune.