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Aloe Vera Benefits

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The aloe plant has been used since the 4th century BC to its medicinal purposes. The plant was originally acquired from Socotra, an island in the Indian Ocean. Aloe has been used for remedial purposes in the 10th century AD by the Patriarchtcmwell.com

The aloe plant has been used since the 4th century BC to its medicinal purposes. The plant was originally acquired from Socotra, an island in the Indian Ocean. Aloe has been used for remedial purposes in the 10th century AD by the Patriarch...

The aloe plant has been used since the 4th century BC to its medicinal purposes. The plant was originally acquired from Socotra, an island in the Indian Ocean. Aloe has been used for remedial purposes in the 10th century AD by the Patriarch of Jerusalem, which suggested a kind used by Alfred the Great in Britain. Even today, after making the pilgrimage to Mecca, Muslims can place the plant aloe on their doors as protection against evil.

Aloe Vera Benefits

Aloe Vera has healing properties and external accelerates healing of skin lesions such as poison ivy, sores, hives, and burns. Properties of internal healing result from its use as a laxative, but use it as a laxative can cause agonizing cramps. Other herbs, including senna and Sagrada are often used instead.


Aloe contains a component that works against viruses such as influenza, chickenpox and herpes and can also kill bacteria. Aloe also stops the intestines from absorbing water. This speeds up the passage and the volume content of the intestine, causing a laxative effect.

The gel inside the aloe leaf is used in the United States and worldwide in cosmetics and skin care. Europeans use aloe as a laxative and aid digestion. The plant is a prickly green shrub that produces about 25 leaves forming a rosette appearance attractive.

Conditions such as ulcers and diabetes have also been treated with aloe, there is no definitive clinical study to prove the effectiveness of aloe in treating these conditions.

Dosage and Administration


Stabilized aloe gel used to treat minor burns. The gel can be applied to the skin up to five times a day. The use of aloe gel on serious burns should only occur under the close supervision of a medical professional. To treat inflammatory bowel including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease (see precautions below), take two tablespoons or 30 ml three times daily. Using aloe vera for diabetes should be performed only under medical supervision. Clinical trials have used a tablespoon or 15 ml of aloe juice twice daily to treat type 2 diabetes.

To treat constipation, aloe latex 50-200mg capsule can be ingested once daily for up to ten days.






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