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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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How effective is aloe vera, and if effective enough, how long does it take to help help a burn?

Works: For q first degree burn it is effective. It soothes theatre. Depending on severity expect a out 2-7 days. ...Read more

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I am 77 years old male and I am on plavex for hardening of artries in my head I also have bad arthritis can I take aloe e once in a while?

Yes: Hi. Aloe is fine with what you're taking. Oral Aloe vera may cause diarrhea, depending on dose, and I know of no reliable data that A. vera helps arthritis, so do beware that the risk may exceed the benefit. But occasional use in a not megadose should be safe. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sunburn almost a month ago. The worst is r arm. How long does it take for peeling to stop. I lotion up and aloe every night. Not hurt when peeling st?

Sunburn almost a month ago. The worst is r arm.  How long does it take for peeling to stop. I lotion up and aloe every night. Not hurt when peeling st?

Second degree burns: A sunburn which peels means that you suffered at least second degree burns. If you are still having problems a month after sustaining the burn, you need to see a doctor as soon as possible. Infections, scarring, permanent loss of pigment, loss of mobility are just a few of the potential problems you could face without proper intervention. ...Read more

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How safe is it to put pure aloe vera into my dry eyes? Also, what measures, other than drops can i take to cure this?

How safe is it to put pure aloe vera into my dry eyes? Also, what measures, other than drops can i take to cure this?

Aloe vera: It is safe if it is pure aloe vera with no additives. It is also a good treatment for bags under eyes and for infections of the eye. ...Read more

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How long would aloe vera take to heal my popped pimples'?

How long would aloe vera take to heal my popped pimples'?

A bit helpful: Aloe will sooth raw skin somewhat but i'm not convinced it will speed healing any more than simply keeping skin clean and moisturizer with any gentle lotion. ...Read more

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