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Aloe Vera Juice On Empty Stomach
Is it bad to drink aloe vera juice while on 60mg of accutane? I'm on month 4 and drink aloe vera everyday.
Aloe vera: It is not bad for you to drink aloe vera juice. It is healthy. ...Read more
Aloe gel, made from the central part of the aloe leaf, is a common household remedy for minor cuts and burns, as well as sunburns. It can be found in many commercial skin lotions and cosmetics. Aloe contains active compounds that may decrease pain and inflammation and stimulate skin growth and repair. For this reason, aloe vera gel has gained tremendous popularity for relief of burns, with individual success in helping minor burns. In one study, burn sites treated with aloe healed completely in less than 16 days compared to 19 days for sites treated with silver sulfadiazine. In a review of the scientific literature, researchers found that patients who were treated with aloe vera healed an average of almost 9 days sooner than those who weren't treated with the medicinal plant. However, other studies show mixed results, including at least one study that found aloe actually delayed healing. Aloe is best used for minor burns and skin irritations, and should never be applied ...Read more
Probably OK..: Most of the aloe vera plant is edible--the leaves are juicy/succulent. The leaves are thick and contain quite a bit of juice (clear gel) which is often used in making juice or to make skin lotion etc.. It has been used for centuries both internally and external and has not been found to have any significant toxicity. So, at 9 month, i think should be safe. Congrats on the pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flavor and nutrients: Apart from the flavor you derive, you also get some micronutrients (vitamins/minerals). Honey contains some sugar (fructose and glucose) and aloe vera has some carminative properties which may help soothe the GI tract. Of course, like all medicines, herbals have to be taken in moderation to prevent untoward effects. ...Read more
Sorry, but no...: Diverticulitis is essentially a local infection where bacteria get trapped and fester inside a pocket (the diverticulum) of the gut (diverticuli can occur in any portion of the GI tract, but diverticulitis is most often described in the colon). This can lead to abscess, perforation, fistula formation, bleeding. Treatment is antibiotics (surgery if recurrent). Aloe vera is pretty useless here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why...?: Aloe is used in folk medicine for worm infestation, stomach disorders, colic, constipation, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, menstrual complaints, skin disorders. However, aloe is contraindicated in cases of intestinal obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease, appendicitis, & unexplained abdominal pain. If you have gerd use appropriate rx & diet, but if you question your "diagnosis" see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
safety not known: Hardly any drugs or herbs have been studied for safety in pregnancy. There is no evidence aloe juice is dangerous during pregnancy; many women report using it regularly during pregnancy without problems. Some manufacturers of aloe juice claim it's safe during pregnancy. However, most authorities say to avoid it as its safety in pregnancy has not been established. I'd avoid all herbs 1st trimester. ...Read more
Hi, i have acid reflux problem. Im taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 tablet every day. Aloe vera juice and coconut water is good for that ?
DGL: DGL is licorice w/an enzyme removed which could raise BP if taken over a long period of time. DGL is used as a natural replacement for acid blockers. It coats the stomach and esophagus. Peace and good health. If you are on an acid blocker and switch (ask doc first) you may have a rebound effect for a while. ...Read more
Is having patanjali aloe vera juice daily harmful ? I have 20 ml along with 20 ml of amla juice in mornin and evenin daily.My stomach is little upset
Aloe vera and amla: The aloe vera juice is okay but the amla is probably what's upsetting your stomach. 20cc of that a day is a lot. Cut back on it and see how you feel. ...Read more
Aloe Vera Juice: Limited studies of the effects of the plant juice on human health provide guidelines for use. Aloe vera appears to be efficient as a laxative and it may assist in the treatment of colitis. Men who suffer from genital herpes may find some relief from aloe vera and the juice may alleviate some of the symptoms of dandruff and other forms of dermatitis when applied directly to the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: yes, its safe to take. You should contact your child's doctor if its a new problem or becoming a chronic problem ...Read more
Don't base on taste!: In choosing aloe vera juice i believe taste is much less important than which is most beneficial- do you want a good tasting brand that is ineffective? And different people may have different ideas on which tastes best- it's a bit like asking which wine tastes best! there are many brands, each claiming to be the best. In my comment are links to help you choose quality brands. Taste them yourself! ...Read more
Sertraline & aloe?: there is no formal interaction between these two. however, you should always tell ur prescribing doc all of the meds & supplements u are taking, and let her know if u're thinking of starting a new supplement. make sure the doc who is treating u, and knows u best, thinks any new meds or supplements would be safe for you. Stay well!;) ...Read more
No,it does not: affect the liverGet a more detailed answer ›
Pasteurized?: It is ill-advised to participate in the consumption of any unpasteurized fruit or vegetable juices. ...Read more
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
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