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.
Answer assisted by Jasmin Darling, Medical Student