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Can I drink aloe vera juice while on tecta (pantoprazole magnesium)? Thanks a lot for your time.

Can I drink aloe vera juice while on tecta (pantoprazole magnesium)? Thanks a lot for your time.

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 more

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Aloe Lotion (Definition)

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


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Is it ok to drink aloe vera juice while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to drink aloe vera juice while breastfeeding?

In general: Recommend avoiding unnecessary medication and herbals when breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Can 6 year old drink aloe vera juice?

Can 6 year old drink aloe vera juice?

Maybe: Ask your pediatrician. The safety is not established in a 6 year old. Why would you want to give it to a 6 year old in the first place? ...Read more

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Does anyone drink aloe vera juice, what benefits have somebody gotten from drinking it?

Aloe vera: Aloe vera juice can 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

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Can I strain and drink aloe Vera juice that had a small clump of mold floating on top?

Can I strain and drink aloe Vera juice that had a small clump of mold floating on top?

No: Throw it away. Also note that there is NO medicinal value to drink this. Unless you enjoy the taste there is no benefit. Don't be a sucker. ...Read more

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Is drinking patanjali aloe vera juice safe?

Is drinking patanjali aloe vera juice safe?

We're not sure yet.: Aloe vera has several components. Research has it that the gel component is possibly safe for ingestion, but the latex component is likely unsafe if taken internally. I can not recommend it until conclusive evidence becomes available. ...Read more

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I been drinking aloe vera juice and just found out im pregnant. Should I be worry?

I been drinking aloe vera juice and just found out im pregnant. Should I be worry?

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. But most authorities say to avoid it as its safety in pregnancy has not been established. But there is no real reason to worry. ...Read more

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Been drinking preservative free aloe Vera juice since yesterday and didn't realize it was supposed to be refrigerated after opening. Will I get sick?

Been drinking preservative free aloe Vera juice since yesterday and didn't realize it was supposed to be refrigerated after opening. Will I get sick?

What R U treating?: 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 more

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What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking aloe vera juice?

Aloe vera juice: Aloe vera juice can 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

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Can drinking aloe vera juice daily help with diverticulitis?

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 more

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Is aloe Vera juice good for drinking? It helps me feel less bloated from food.

Not sure yet.: Aloe vera has several components. Research has it that the gel component is possibly safe for ingestion, but the latex component is likely unsafe if taken internally. If you use aloe vera, use caution. I can not recommend it until conclusive evidence becomes available. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits from drinking 100% aloe vera juice or using the gel from the plant itself?

Are there any benefits from drinking 100% aloe vera juice or using the gel from the plant itself?

Topical tx: Aloe vera extract has historically been used in india to treat intestinal infections, as a laxative, and for suppressed menses, with the root used for colic. Aloe gel is used as an emollient, moisturizer, and wound-healing agent in various pharmaceutical and cosmetic formulations. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits from drinking 100% aloe vera juice or using the gel from the plant itself?

Are there any benefits from drinking 100% aloe vera juice or using the gel from the plant itself?

Many health benefits: There is evidence supporting a wide range of benefits of drinking aloe vera- if it was a drug it would be hailed as a miracle drug! Aloe can boost immunity, reduce inflammation, treat diabetes, lower cholesterol, treat ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome & colitis, kill cancer cells, treat heartburn, thin blood, lower blood pressure etc.
For more info & references see
http://www. Naturalnews. Com/021858.Html. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits from drinking 100% aloe vera juice or using the gel from the plant itself?

Are there any benefits from drinking 100% aloe vera juice or using the gel from the plant itself?

Topical tx: Aloe vera extract has historically been used in india to treat intestinal infections, as a laxative, and for suppressed menses, with the root used for colic. Aloe gel is used as an emollient, moisturizer, and wound-healing agent in various pharmaceutical and cosmetic formulations. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits from drinking 100% aloe vera juice or using the gel from the plant itself?

Are there any benefits from drinking 100% aloe vera juice or using the gel from the plant itself?

Many health benefits: There is evidence supporting a wide range of benefits of drinking aloe vera- if it was a drug it would be hailed as a miracle drug! Aloe can boost immunity, reduce inflammation, treat diabetes, lower cholesterol, treat ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome & colitis, kill cancer cells, treat heartburn, thin blood, lower blood pressure etc.
For more info & references see
http://www. Naturalnews. Com/021858.Html. ...Read more

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Is drinking aloe vera juice bad for you during pregnancy?

Is drinking aloe vera juice bad for you during pregnancy?

Pasteurized?: It is ill-advised to participate in the consumption of any unpasteurized fruit or vegetable juices. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how drinking aloe vera juice help you?

Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera Juice can 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. It has an anti-inflammatory effect. Topical Aloe Vera soothes inflamed, burned & irritated skin & reduces the chance of skin infection ...Read more

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Ulcerative colitis question: how effective is drinking aloe vera juice?

Ulcerative colitis question: how effective is drinking aloe vera juice?

Not at all.: If you have u.C. You should have a good and regular routine of visits with a GI specialist. There is no evidence that aloe vera juice helps u.C. Sorry to be the "party popper.". ...Read more

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For someone with ulcerative colitis how effective is drinking aloe vera juice?

For someone with ulcerative colitis how effective is drinking aloe vera juice?

Not very: Aloe vera juice is not a standard therapy for ulcerative colitis and will not treat it. In fact, not taking appropriate meds for the disease can lead to serious life threatening complications. Tried and true medical protocols are the safest way to manage uc and you need regular followup with an expert no matter how good you may feel. ...Read more

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What are the risks of drinking aloe vera juice while being pregnant? What kind of side effects will it do to the baby?

Stop juice: It is sometimes very hard to know what the side effects are of medications and natural remedies on a developing fetus. In my opinion, less is more. Since aloe vera juice concoctions probably are quite varied in what they contain and are not controlled, I would not take the risk of hurting my baby. Since you don't really need aloe vera juice, it is safest to minimize exposure to your baby. ...Read more

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I've been having some strong contractions for a week now, am 50% effaced and 2 cm dilated. Is drinking aloe Vera juice worth trying to induce labor?

Not worth the risk: Pregnant women should avoid drinking Aloe Vera juice. The fact that it increases the risk of uterine contractions can adversely affect pregnancy. Consumption of Aloe Vera juice during pregnancy lowers blood glucose levels, which can prove potentially dangerous for both the mother and baby.
Laxative products that contain Aloe Vera extracts can reduce electrolyte levels and are to be avoided. ...Read more

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Can I drink aloe vera juice when 9 month pregnant?

Can I drink aloe vera juice when 9 month pregnant?

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 more

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Can a pregnant woman drink aloe vera juice?

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

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Which brand of aloe vera juice tastes best?

Which brand of aloe vera juice tastes best?

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

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How much aloe vera juice is permitted daily?

As much as you want: Aloe vera juice is very safe and non-toxic. There is evidence supporting a wide range of benefits of drinking aloe vera. Aloe can boost immunity, reduce inflammation, treat diabetes, lower cholesterol, treat ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome ; colitis, kill cancer cells, treat heartburn, thin blood, lower blood pressure etc. For more info ; references see http://www. Naturalnews. Com/021858.Html. ...Read more

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Anything else besides aloe Vera juice works?

Anything else besides aloe Vera juice works?

Please complete your: Question. We don' know what you want to work on. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera juice acidic or alkaline?

Is aloe vera juice acidic or alkaline?

Mostly slightly acid: Slightly acidic. Depend on concentration and different Co producing it. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera juice good for diverticulitis?

No: It won't hurt but will not help. Diverticulitis is an infection around a diverticula and needs to be treated with antibiotics. If they do not resolve the infection, then surgery is required. To reduce the formation of diverticula and possibly prevent diverticulitis, dietary fiber is needed. The simplest way to get enough fiber is to take metamucil or an equivalent daily. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of aloe vera juice?

Aloe vera juice: I understand your concern about Aloe Vera and side effects.

Aloe latex can cause stomach pain and cramps.

Long-term use of large amounts of aloe latex might cause diarrhea, kidney problems, blood in the urine, low potassium, muscle weakness, weight loss, and heart disturbances.

Taking aloe latex 1 gram per day for several days can be fatal.

Please see your Physician. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects from aloe Vera juice?

Are there any side effects from aloe Vera juice?

Yes, esp. If...: Most aloe juice is made from the gel and this is generally safe in moderation. However, some juice contains anthraquinones from the latex near the skin; this is a powerful laxative that can lower potassium and even at times cause hepatitis and kidney problems.
Even just the gel can cause allergies in some and may lower blood sugar (good for diabetics). See http://tinyurl. Com/zcusu5o for details. ...Read more

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Patanjali amla juice better than patanjali aloe vera juice?

Different: These are two different substances. Amla is emblica officinalis and is a rejuvenative fruit, high in antioxidants such as vitamin c. Aloe is very soothing and can calm down inflammation. The whole leaf can have a laxative effect. Topically aloe can help with skin irritation while it is purported than amma can help with pigmentation. ...Read more

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Why is aloe vera juice not good for diverticulosis?

Who says that?: Does not matter if you drink aloe vera or not. It does not affect diverticulosis either way. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera juice turn your stools greenish in color?

Can aloe vera juice turn your stools greenish in color?

Pros and cons: Aloe is commonly recommended 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. Always weigh all pros and cons of any product (prescription or herbal) before ingestion please. ...Read more

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What is disadvantages of pure aloe vera juice for the pregnancy?

No harm: Just curious though, what are you hoping to gain from aloe vera juice? ...Read more

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I'm on sertraline and wondered if taking aloe vera juice is safe?

I'm on sertraline and wondered if taking aloe vera juice is safe?

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

Using Aloe (Definition)

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


Dr. Walter Husar
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more