Aloe Vera Herbal Remedies
The juice of aloe vera is taken internally for constipation and to soothe ulcers, arthritis, and colitis. A fresh leaf or the juice of aloe vera is applied for burns, sunburn, poison oak (can be safely used around the eyes), and wounds. As a skin emollient, aloe vera is often an ingredient in cosmetics. Caution: The resinous layer just beneath the skin contains anthraquinones, which have a strong laxative effect on the bowels. Aloe Vera has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COOL.
Aloe Vera Proper Dose
|Aloe Vera Fresh Juice||Internal|
|Aloe Vera Fresh Leaves||External use|
Aloe Vera Reference Information
|Latin Name||Aloe barbadensis|
|Herb Forms||Juice, gel, ointment, powder.|
|Cautions||Powdered leaf acts as cathartic. Contraindicated during pregnancy and not for long-term use.|
|Botanical Info||A spiny succulent perennial. The long leaves are thick and full of juice and smooth except for spiny teeth on the margins.|
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