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Using Aloe (Overview)

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 have severe side effects.


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What can you do for sunburn that doesn't involve using aloe?

What can you do for sunburn that doesn't involve using aloe?

Sunburn: V pain by placing cool, moist compresses on skin. Nsaid's ; Acetaminophen can help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off deep layers. ...Read more

Using Aloe (Overview)

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 have severe side effects.


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Hi I was planning on using aloe to help loose weight because I've been gaining weight really fast.will it help me to loose fat fast with some exercis?

Hi I was planning on using aloe to help loose weight because I've been gaining weight really fast.will it help me to loose fat fast with some exercis?

To Lose Weight: Gaining weight fast could be due to overeating to cope with worry, fear, sadness, resentment, loneliness ,or low self-esteem. Aloe Vera may result in weight loss due to its laxative effect. It can result in electrolyte imbalances causing numbness, weak muscles, •Exercise will help, slowly increase pace •Diet 1500 Cal/day •Therapy •Be patient •Set goal of losing 1-2 lbs/week Respect yourself! ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using aloe vera on your face?

What are the benefits of using aloe vera on your face?

Aloe vera: Aloe vera can be used as a burn treatment. It contains anti-inflammatory acids. Aloe vera soothes inflammed, burned skin and irritated skin and reduces the chance of skin infections. ...Read more

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I've been using aloe gel and the black spots still showed up on my shoulder?

I've been using aloe gel and the black spots still showed up on my shoulder?

Black spots: A big red flag goes up when patients say they have "black spots on their shoulder". See a doctor immediately for a skin exam to make sure these do not represent melanoma, a skin cancer. Learn about the ABCD's of melanoma here: http://www.webmd.com/melanoma-skin-cancer/abcds-of-melanoma-skin-cancer ...Read more

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I get acne in areas where I shave despite cleansing and using aloe. Would epilating or at-home lasers be better?

I get acne in areas where I shave despite cleansing and using aloe. Would epilating or at-home lasers be better?

Scientific Rx: Aloe and washing aren't effective for acne in spite of the junk that's online. If this is really acne and not beard folliculitis like a lot of guys, you need to treat it as such. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerable is your best friend; a salicylic acid wash or topical retinoic acid. This should help. If you're not clear in two weeks, get seen by your personal physician. ...Read more

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Will using Aloe Vera help with my hair growth on my natural hair?

Not likely: As remarkable as aloe can be - know of no studies that show it causes increased hair growth. ...Read more

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What are the dangers or concerns of using aloe vera on a cut or wound when you are pregnant?

What are the dangers or concerns of using aloe vera on a cut or wound when you are pregnant?

Low: Although oral (by mouth) aloe is contraindicated during pregnancy, the chances of affecting your pregnancy by using topical (on the skin) aloe are very low. ...Read more

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I m using aloe vera gel of u.S based company forever living.I live in india.Is this recognised in u.S?Nd tell benefits of using this nd procedure..Tks

Aloe vera is: Exceptionally helpful for some types of burn healing. Here is the issue - most popular products containing aloe vera don't have a high enough concentration to get the job done well. Thus, using the sap from an actual aloe vera plant is the best way to go. ...Read more