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Aloe Gel Medication
If there is any oil or Vaseline line material in the aloe gel, it would not be a good idea to use it as a lube. If it is water based, then it is safe. Read the label to make sure that there is no oil or petroleum products in the gel.
It is much safer to use to water based gel like K/Y jelly.
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The Aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of conditions, most notably burns, wounds, skin irritations, and constipation. It is grown in most subtropical and tropical locations, including South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Aloe was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries and it remains one of the most commonly used herbs in the United States today. However, oral use of aloe for constipation is no longer recommended, as it can ...Read more
Yes: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. Aloe vera can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. It can help to prevent keratinisation of new skin growth and thus it may help to minimize scarring & speed the healing process of burns and skin wounds. ...Read more
Crohn's disease: I understand your concern about Crohn's disease. Aloe Vera gel drink can contribute to the reduction of intestinal inflammation. Antioxidant effect of Aloe Vera can help reduce the production of inflammatory cytokines in inflammatory bowel disease. It may speed up recovery in patients with active Crohn’s disease by promoting the healing of the damaged sections of the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more
On skin?: Potentially one if used on the skin one may develop an allergic contact skin reaction to it but I have never seen one yet. Even if you drink a moderate amount of it, there is little risk for adverse reactions but there is not a single food item which is 100% free of side effects for all people. ...Read more
Black spots: A big red flag goes up when patients say they have "black spots on their shoulder". See a doctor immediately for a skin exam to make sure these do not represent melanoma, a skin cancer. Learn about the ABCD's of melanoma here: http://www.webmd.com/melanoma-skin-cancer/abcds-of-melanoma-skin-cancer ...Read more
Sunburn: Yes, it is safe to apply aloe gel overnight for sunburns. If you are having an allergic reaction, however, aloe gel will not help. You should take an anti-histamine such as diphenhydramine instead which should reduce the itching and rash. If this does not help, or you develop facial swelling, trouble breathing, or the rash spreads to other areas, you should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
With the aloe Vera plant, to make it into a smoothie, do we cut off the outside of the plant & just add the gel? Or can I just use it as a whole?
Advise gel because:: Aloe has many healing phytonutrients which are primarily in the core (the gel). The main thing that the skin of the plant has that is not in the core are powerful laxatives, so I would advise not eating the skin unless you need a powerful laxative! See http://www.naturalnews.com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.html for more about the many benefits of aloe. ...Read more
No: Are you putting this on your teeth or soft tissue? Will not harm teeth, but i would not be using it intraorally routinely. ...Read more
Aloe Vera: May be helpful for minor wounds.Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Use of aloe vera can help to prevent keratinisation of new skin growth and thus it may help to minimize scarring ; speed the healing process of burns and skin wounds. It stimulates the growth of new healthy skin cells. ...Read more
Thinking of buying the now brand aloe vera gel caps but they are 5, 000mg, is that too high & what is a safe dose per day?
Depends: There are conditions for which aloe has been shown to be safe and helpful, and conditions for which it has been shown to be ineffective and/or unsafe. Taken orally, aloe has the potential to mess up blood sugar and blood electrolytes (sodium, potassium, etc.). Before you begin taking capsules of anything, know what they are for and talk to a professional about whether they are safe. ...Read more
I m using aloe vera gel of u.S based company forever living.I live in india.Is this recognised in u.S?Nd tell benefits of using this nd procedure..Tks
Aloe vera is: Exceptionally helpful for some types of burn healing. Here is the issue - most popular products containing aloe vera don't have a high enough concentration to get the job done well. Thus, using the sap from an actual aloe vera plant is the best way to go. ...Read more
Aloe vera: Aloe vera supplements have been reported to assist with digestion if ingested prior to a meal. It can be used to prevent & treat constipation. Aloe vera is reported to help some types of anemia. Some studies suggest that it may be helpful with weight loss & lowering blood glucose levels. ...Read more