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What are the perfect timings to eat aloe vera?

What are the perfect timings to eat aloe vera?

Prior to a meal: Aloe vera juice is reported to aid with digestion if ingested prior to a meal. ...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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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

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I used to eat a lot of aloe vera but i recently stopped because my vagina smells like aloe vera. Is this good or bad?

I used to eat a lot of aloe vera but i recently stopped because my vagina smells like aloe vera. Is this good or bad?

Could be bad: Depending on how much aloe you are/were eating, it could be bad. There are some reports of relationship between kidney problems and cancer and aloe ingestion. I would avoid it, if you can. ...Read more

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Is raw aloe vera jel is 100% safe for taking orally every day for controlling blood sugar level?

Is raw aloe vera jel is 100% safe for taking   orally  every day for controlling blood sugar level?

Extremely safe but..: I don't believe anything is "100% safe." one can die from drinking too much water and even excessive oxygen can be hazardous. Raw aloe vera gel is extremely safe but it is possible to be allergic to aloe, so i would not say it is 100% safe- but it is as safe or safer than any other drug or herb that treats diabetes. It can be very helpful- see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.Html. ...Read more

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Our pediatrician recommended 1/2 tsp of raw aloe vera juice 1-3 x daily for our 4 month old with GERD symptoms. Is this safe? Side effects?

No : Aloe is potentially unsafe by mouth for adults. Infants of this age is not recommended to use preparations that may contain contaminants as well. It also may function as a laxative and cause unnecessary weight and water loss. Lastly, there are latex components which are not advisable to exposure. ...Read more

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What is a aloe vera plant exspecially good for?

What is a aloe vera plant exspecially good for?

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera has been purported to topically treat: skin wounds, burns, blisters, insect bites, rashes, sores, herpes, urticaria, fungus, dry skin, allergic reactions, acne, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis, eczema, wrinkles from aging, rosacea, warts, and vaginal infections. Oral aloe vera is purported to help: congestion, indigestion, stomach ulcers, colitis, hemorrhoids, kidney infections and prostate. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera skim be eaten?

If Aloe Vera is: Used orally the gel should be scooped from the leaf (and turned into juice) vice eating the leaf. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera helpful for sun burned skin?

Yes: Aloe vera contains anti-inflammatory acids. Aloe vera soothes inflammed, burned or irritated skin 7 decreases the chance of skin infections. ...Read more

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Does aloe vera counteract withseizure medicine?

No: Aloe vera either in oral or topical form should not interact with anti-seizure medication. I ran a medication interaction cross-check with most common seizure medications and aloe vera and no interactions were noted. You may still want to contact your healthcare providers office if taking oral aloe vera to confirm safety. ...Read more

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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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