Health

ALOE

Uses?

Internally:

– Constipation

– Inflammation

– Diabetes

Externally:

– Moisturises hair and scalp

– Skin irritation

– Cold sores

– Abrasions

– Psoriasis

– Sunburn

– Wounds

– Rashes

– Burns

Who?

Almost everyone

Who can’t?

People on any type of medication. Check with a health care professional

Children under 12 years old (for internal use)

Pregnant or breast feeding women

People with haemorrhoids

Irritable bowel syndrome

Intestinal obstruction

Crohn’s disease

Abdominal pain

Diarrhoea

Colitis

How long?

Internally:

Juice: no more than 10 days. High dose may produce laxative effect

Tablets/capsules: up to 3 months. If symptoms don’t improve after 3 months, check with a health care professional

Externally:

Any time if it doesn’t cause any skin reaction

Side effects?

Blood in the urine

Kidney problems

Muscle weakness

Low potassium

Stomach pain

Heart issues

Weight loss

Diarrhoea

Cramps

 

Aloe
Different available forms of aloe supplements

 

Available forms?

Tablets, tincture, gel and juice

Dose?

Follow health professional’s advice or directions on the package

Part used?

Whole Leaf (the clear gel and the latex)

Comes from?

Originally from Africa but it was introduced in other warm areas in Asia, India, Europe and America

Other names?

Cape aloe

 

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