Aloe Vera today is widely used in cosmetics, and also as an alternative medicine for some aliments instead of prescription medicine. There's about 120 different types of aloe, but the most common one used and grown is the aloe-vera.
The healing powers of this herb are found in the sticky leaves which contain a sticky gel and latex. The gel contains polysaccharides that makes it highly effective for external use. Aloe treats burns, cuts, and other skin irritations. If it's taken internally it works for digestive problems. That's where the latex goes to work.
This herb is used for constipation. We all know what this is and suffer with it at one time or another. Aloe-Vera is a potent stimulant laxative that helps form soft stools and promotes healing. It helps heal and cleanse the digestive track, while helping with the formation of soft stools.
Dosage is 50 Mg to 200 Mg latex tablet or soft-gel once a day up to ten days. Or drink a half cup of Aloe in the morning and the same in the evening. Other helpful vitamins, herbs, and mineral for constipation are:
Diverticulitis is a disease of the colon and can be quite painful. This is where grape size sacs develop in the walls of the intestine and extend out into the surrounding body cavities. If food becomes lodged in the sacs they become inflamed.
Aloe-Vera helps to gently clean the intestinal track, and prevents constipation. Take a teaspoon of gel after meals. Don't use to much because it also acts as a laxative. Other helpful supplements are:
Anyone that's ever had an ulcer can relate to the pain and discomfort from them. If left untreated they can lead to inflammation of the lining of the abdominal cavity. I was in the hospital for a week one time because I didn't seek treatment, and didn't know how to treat it myself. There just wasn't much info (before the internet) to find on treating them.
If you suspect you have an ulcer, there are supplements to start with even if you go to a doctor. These are, you guessed it, Aloe Vera. This herb relieves pain and promotes healing. Drink 30 milliliters aloe gel or juice three times a day or 50 to 200 Mg of powder or capsules a day. More help are:
This herb does come with possible side effects to watch for. These are:
If this happens, reduce or stop taking this supplement. If you have a gastrointestinal condition, DO NOT take unless you talk to a physician. Pregnant or breast feeding women can use Aloe externally but should avoid taking it internally. Don't exceed the recommended dosage. If you combine Aloe with other herbs you may need to reduce the dose.
Aloe-Vera comes in bottled gel, (juice) latex tablets, fluid extract, and lotion. You can also buy it in powered form, powered capsules, and softgels. If using internally it should be done with a physicians knowledge.
Thanks for visiting. We hope this explained what this herb is used for.
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