Aloe vera health

Of the more than 120 types of aloe, the one most commonly grown and used is the aloe vera. The healing powers of aloe vera lie in its fleshy leaves, which contain a sticky gel and latex. The gel contains polysaccharides, which make it an effective external treatment for burns, cuts, and other skin irritations. When taken internally, the latex is effective against digestive problems.

Aloe vera health Uses:

Aloe vera is used to treat constipation, diverticulitis, gingivitis and ulcers.

Dosage Information: Recommended forms are the bottled gel (juice) latex tablets, fluid extract, and lotion (for external use). It is also available as powder, powdered capsules, and softgels. Internal use of aloe should be done under the guidance of a physician. Topical use of the gel is effective for skin problems.

Possible Side Effects: Rash, diarrhea, or intestinal cramps are possible. Reduce the dose or stop taking the supplement. If you have a gastrointestinal condition, do not take aloe without first consulting your physician. Pregnant or lactating women can use aloe externally but should avoid using it internally. Do not exceed the recommended dose of aloe latex. Possible Interactions: If you combine aloe with other herbs, you may need to reduce the dose.

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