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I blend a piece of aloe vera with the skin on with fruits and milk, it there any health risk with the aloe?

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Jasmin Darling
General Practice
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In brief: Yes

Aloe vera, while a great home remedy used on skin for treating sunburn, can have toxic properties when ingested.
The sap from the aloe vera contains aloin, which can cause irritation of the intestines leading to diarrhea. Misuse may lead to severe electrolyte loss, which is why the fda has banned the use of aloin in over-the-counter laxatives.

In brief: Yes

Aloe vera, while a great home remedy used on skin for treating sunburn, can have toxic properties when ingested.
The sap from the aloe vera contains aloin, which can cause irritation of the intestines leading to diarrhea. Misuse may lead to severe electrolyte loss, which is why the fda has banned the use of aloin in over-the-counter laxatives.
Jasmin Darling
Jasmin Darling
Answer assisted by Jasmin Darling, Medical Student
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Dr. Cindy Juster
You're welcome -- keep in mind that 'natural' treatments aren't always safe, and always ask your doctor before using any supplements or herbs.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: ?

Not that i know of but- how did that taste?

In brief: ?

Not that i know of but- how did that taste?
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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