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Do aloe vera juices have any negative effects on the body?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Pros and cons

Aloe is commonly recommended for worm infestation, stomach disorders, colic, constipation, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, menstrual complaints, skin disorders.
However, aloe is contraindicated in cases of intestinal obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease, appendicitis, & unexplained abdominal pain. Always weigh all pros and cons of any product (prescription or herbal) before ingestion please.

In brief: Pros and cons

Aloe is commonly recommended for worm infestation, stomach disorders, colic, constipation, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, menstrual complaints, skin disorders.
However, aloe is contraindicated in cases of intestinal obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease, appendicitis, & unexplained abdominal pain. Always weigh all pros and cons of any product (prescription or herbal) before ingestion please.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thanks much for listing the contraindications. Heidi
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Not aware of any.

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.

In brief: Not aware of any.

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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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