Health benefits of Aloe
vera exceed its
effects. People use to design aloe
vera barbadensis by the simple expression "aloe vera".This
herb is a plant found in South and East Africa that has been
used for centuries.
Generally many questions are related to this
Is it good for gerd ( Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease )?Is the
juice effective for detoxification?What about this plant and
What we learn from experiences & medical
About its impact on Gerd,there is actually no
relation between the two.Medical literature has not published
studies where Gerd has been cured by this medicinal
Many herbs are used for
detoxification.Effectively the juice has proven its
effectiveness on detoxification.More on this below.
Here again,relation between this plant and
colitis has not been established.
Traditional applications of Aloe vera
barbadensis includes topical use in burns,wounds,rashes and
internal use as a laxative. Today, the gel is found in
skin-care products,lotions,shampoos and conditioners.
Leaf gel: Apply this plant topically as needed to affected
areas. The gel may also be taken at doses of 1-3 tablespoons,
up to 3 times daily.If using internally,it is recommended to
use aloin and aloe-emodin free products.
Latex: 20-30mg hydroxyantracene derivatives
Most Common Dosage: Apply it topically as needed to affected
areas. Aloe vera gel may also be taken at doses of 2
tablespoons, up to 3 times daily.If using internally,it is
recommended to use aloin and aloe-emodin free products.
Latex: 20 mg hydroxyantracene derivatives daily.
Health Benefits of Aloe vera:
The gel has been used for centuries to treat a
wide variety of wounds including traumatic
wounds,lacerations,burns,punctures,abrasions sunburns and
It has been used to treat psoriasis,lichen
planus and diabetic ulcers.
Internally,it may be useful in the treatment of
peptic ulcers. the body's natural wound-healing systems while
stimulating the activity of elastin and collagen ,which play an
important role for maintaining and regenerating tissue
structure and integrity.
It contains vitamins,supplements and minerals
that are beneficial in wound healing.
It has anti-inflammatory effects, which
contribute to wound healing.
It is effective in treating various types of
burns even those resulting from radiation therapy.
It has laxative properties specially the latex
This product supports immunity and function.It
is used in the treatment of HIV and type 1 herpes, but results
are not conclusive at this time.
It may also has potential antibacterial and
It may help support proper blood sugar levels
in people with diabetes or similar disorders.
Side effects of Aloe vera
Because of its laxative effects ,overuse may
cause electrolyte imbalances.
Normally it provides wound healing in five or seven days.If
wound has not improve after this period,consult your
Aloe vera occasional side effects:rash or
irritation.Discontinue topical use if this appears and inform
your doctor if these effects do not disappear.
Do not use this supplement
in pregnant women or if you are breast-feeding an infant.
Health Conditions Related to
Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD)
Drug/Herb Interactions with Aloe vera :