the most under-rated plant with so many benefits. I guess it just isn’t the most touted.
Whether you use it externally or internally, the health benefits are really great!
juice contains leaf pulp that is rich in natural nutrients and fiber. Most people know how good it is for the skin, but it also has many benefits for internal healing, cleansing and repair when ingested as a nutritional drink.
It can cause some adverse side effects and reactions that you need to be made aware of. Don’t drink
that is not made for internal use.
I’ve used aloe for my skin. Aloe vera works better than the leading skin lotions that most people use and pay a lot more for.
Growing Aloe Vera Plants: I have grown it and it grows without any real attention, which makes it even better.
The thing I like most about it is that it works great and it leaves no oily feeling on my skin. It protects and soothes irritated and dry skin.
Aloe vera contains nutrient compounds that help heal and soothe the skin when used externally.
It also has similar benefits on the lining of the digestive tract, when ingested as a drink.
A review published in the “British Journal of General Practice” says that “aloe vera decreases irritation and enhances healing and repair of ulcers in the stomach and intestines.”
Aloe vera juice also helps to decrease inflammation in (IBS) irritable bowel syndrome, colitis and other inflammatory disorders of the gut. It can also increase healthy bacteria in the intestines that aid digestion.
Immune Benefits: Health Benefits of Aloe Vera
Research published in the “Journal of Environmental Science and Health” also notes that “aloe vera contains anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties that aid the immune system to cleanse the body of toxins and invading pathogens. Aloe vera helps to balance the immune system to reduce the effects of seasonal allergies, rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory immune disorders.”
Taking aloe vera internally may also help improve blood circulation in the body. A clinical study published in the medical journal “Angiology” reported that aloe vera may help decrease total fat levels in patients with high cholesterol. This helps to reduce fatty deposits and blood clots in the arteries of the heart and body.
Drinking Aloe Vera Juice Dangers Diarrhea Risk:
The medical world, such as the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is quick to point out that drinking aloe vera can cause adverse effects such as diarrhea. This occurs because aloe juice and aloe latex contain a substance called anthraquinone, which is a laxative. This doesn’t make it “dangerous,” but you need to be aware so that if you experience diarrhea, you back off the intake.
So can drinking too much orange juice, but other than the uncomfortable symptoms that may follow, there is no real danger to your overall health.
The “medical cartel” are generally warning of healthy treatment options because they prefer you use their “man made” pharmaceuticals. They don’t make any money from you purchasing more natural treatments. (Even if they work much better.)
Obviously, severe diarrhea can cause pain, cramping and dehydration. If you have a health issue that you’re seeing a doctor for, you may want to consult with your doctor or nutritionist before ingesting this herb. Never consume aloe vera that is not produced for “internal” use.
Aloe Vera made for external use may have one or more additional chemicals that you would not want to take internally.
Drug interactions: Aloe Vera Side Effects
Like other herbal supplements, taking aloe vera internally can cause adverse interactions with prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Aloe vera may inhibit or increase the effects of some drugs, according to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
It may increase the blood-sugar-lowering effects of some diabetes medications and may cause potassium loss if taken with water pills or diuretics for heart conditions.
Other than that, the health benefits are very good and should be considered for everything from rough dry skin to internal healing of digestive tracts.