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Doctor insights on: Can Aloe Be Poisonous If You Take Too Much

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Could eating raw aloe vera poisonous?

Could eating raw aloe vera poisonous?

Don't know of it: Being poison. But, the inner gel is scooped out of the leaf vice eating the leaf. According to nih – when whole leaf aloe vera juice is used longer than a week it can lead to laxative dependency. It can also lead to v absorption of medications. Per nih there may be ^’ed colon cancer risk when aloe that contains latex is taken orally for over a year. ...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


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Is aloe herb toxic when taken orally?I use to take it and it has high potential in immunity increase against malaria

Is aloe herb toxic when taken orally?I use to take it and it has high potential in immunity  increase against malaria

NO- VERY HEALTHY!: 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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I have cut my own Aloe Vera from the plant and mixed in equal amounts with honey but in what quantities should I take it please?

I have cut my own Aloe Vera from the plant and mixed in equal amounts with honey but in what quantities should I take it please?

Aloe Precaution: Like many plant preparations, aloe may have different uses from different parts of the plant. Aloe vera gel on skin irritations has been reported as soothing and cooling. Other Aloe plant parts taken by mouth has been report as having a major laxative effect. This is erroneously assumed to be a cause of "weight loss". In reality it is a loss of solid waste from the bowels. Better laxatives exist. ...Read more

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I enjoy aloe drinks and take thyroxine. I have read conflicting info regarding absorption of thyroxine when consuming aloe. What are your opinions?

I enjoy aloe drinks and take thyroxine. I have read conflicting info regarding absorption of thyroxine when consuming aloe. What are your opinions?

Doesn't Matter: If you need thyroxine because you're hypothyroid you take the med and the amount that gets into you can be monitored by blood tests which will tell you if you need more or less. If you are taking something that is interfering with either the absorption or the metabolism of the drug your doc will suggest that you alter your dose appropriately. My opinion is irrelevant. ...Read more

Toxicity (Definition)

Toxicity is the degree to which a drug or a substance can harm ...Read more