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Different Types Of Aloe Vera Plants
Aloe vera liquid: 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
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
Allergic reactions.: Rare allergic reactions manifest as a generalized nummular, eczematous and papular dermatitis, as a result of topical application. Aloe vera gel delays wound healing of surgical wounds, such as those after laparotomy or cesarean delivery. Topical aloe preparations should not be used for deep, vertical wounds. ...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
Not the same but...: Aloe Vera is a medicinal plant that has many proven benefits, both topically and when taken internally. Aloe Vesta is a line of commercial skin care products that contain many different ingredients, one of which is aloe vera. I can't comment on the effectiveness of Aloe Vesta products but Aloe vera is a wonderful herb. See http://tinyurl.com/35ubwlw for more on aloe vera benefits. ...Read more
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
Crohn's disease: I understand your concern about Crohn's disease. Aloe Vera gel drink can contribute to the reduction of intestinal inflammation. Antioxidant effect of Aloe Vera can help reduce the production of inflammatory cytokines in inflammatory bowel disease. It may speed up recovery in patients with active Crohn’s disease by promoting the healing of the damaged sections of the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more
Yes: children who wear diapers can get different kinds of diaper rash. Common rashes can be from irritation alone, infection (commonly yeast [aka: candida]) as well as other infectious causes. If your child has a diaper rash, have it evaluated by your pediatrician to determine which treatment plan is best. Also, your doc can tell you a proper diaper care regimen to use, even when there is no rash. ...Read more
All the same: Basil is basil. And as for the "healing effects, " there basically are none. Basil is said to "aid digestion, " but it's not the basil, it's the food you season it with (tomatoes). Some say it is an "elixir of love and a charm, " others claim it can be used for "for snakebites, chills, coughs, earaches, spasms, and skin problems." i could go on, but none of these are true. It tastes good though! ...Read more
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
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
400: 400 chemicals in marijuana, only 80 (2009)of them are unique to the cannabis plant -- cannabinoids. Others:nitrogenous compounds (27 known), Amino Acids (18), proteins (3), glycoproteins (6), enzymes (2), sugars and related compounds (34), nitrogenous compounds (27 known), Amino Acids (18), proteins (3), glycoproteins (6), , enzymes (2), sugars (34), hydrocarbons (50), hydrocarbons (50), etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
can aloe vera cause cancer? I have bought body butter from the brand dr. organic which is 100% organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Definitely since one disease condition usually does not preclude you from getting another one. Certain foods are more dangerous than others in term of allergy. Peanut tops the list followed by tree nuts and shellfish. Some fruit allergies may just cause a transient itching in the mouth, other food allergies may cause anaphylaxis. However allergy to multiple foods is not too common but not rare ...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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