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Lupus Aloe Vera Juice
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
As Dr. Rudnick states, it's wise to find and treat the cause, but for now Aloe juice is very safe and has many benefits (http://tinyurl. Com/o6eh7dw). However, it's not particuarly effective for constipation. The rind of the plant is a strong laxative but generally the rind isn't juiced. You can use rind extracts occ. As a laxative.
Make sure you are on enough thyroid: http://tinyurl. Com/6gvsxqu ...Read more
No, it does not: Affect the liverGet a more detailed answer ›
No: It does not have significant benefit for this problem. ...Read more
Indefinite: No scientific proofGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Yes: Yes, its safe to take. You should contact your child's doctor if its a new problem or becoming a chronic problem ...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