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Doctor insights on: Using Aloe Vera For Constipation

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Is organic aloe Vera juice safe for constipation?

Is organic aloe Vera juice safe for constipation?

Yes: 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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Can I use aloe vera for thyroid?

Can I use aloe vera for thyroid?

No: Does not treat thyroid problems. Get a medication from your doctor for your thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera juice good for diverticulitis?

Is aloe vera juice good for diverticulitis?

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

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Is aloe vera good for rashes?

Is aloe vera good for rashes?

Some: Aloe is good for mild burns, sunburns, scrapes and superficial abrasions. It is soothing and helps speed healing. ...Read more

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I am using aloe vera gel instead of shampoo.Direct apply of aloe vera gel will make hair lose?

I am using aloe vera gel instead of shampoo.Direct apply of aloe vera gel will make hair lose?

No: The gel will not clean your hair or scalp either. It is not a substitute for shampoo. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera an addictive stimulant for constipation?

No information: I couldn't find any information on aloe vera as a stimulant of any kind. It is used (homeopathically) for constipation issues and was banned in the us in 2002 as a laxative ingredient. According to digestive disorders 2007: johns hopkins white papers, a study conducted in 2006 showed little difference between ibs patients randomly assigned to take aloe vera and a placebo for constipation relief. ...Read more

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Can I use the aloe vera plant overnight for acne?

Can I use the aloe vera plant overnight for acne?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Can drinking aloe vera juice daily help with diverticulitis?

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

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Why is aloe vera juice not good for diverticulosis?

Who says that?: Does not matter if you drink aloe vera or not. It does not affect diverticulosis either way. ...Read more

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Is drinking patanjali aloe vera juice safe?

We're not sure yet.: Aloe vera has several components. Research has it that the gel component is possibly safe for ingestion, but the latex component is likely unsafe if taken internally. I can not recommend it until conclusive evidence becomes available. ...Read more

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Bio oil or aloe vera is better for sunburn?

Aloe vera straight : From the plant. Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. ...Read more

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How can I use aloe vera for dry hands?

Aloe for : all of it's wonders isn't a moisturizer (but it is often added to moisturizers). ...Read more

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Can my child (age 12) take Aloe Vera Juice for constipation?

Can my child (age 12) take Aloe Vera Juice for constipation?

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

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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 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

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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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more