Aloe Vera is used in an amazing array of products including soaps, bubble bath, hand soap, toilet tissue and shampoo.
If you use a tissue impregnated with Aloe Vera the next time you contract a cold it could help to stop the nose soreness that is often associated with it, Aloe Vera has amazing properties if you have a plant at home you can cut its leaves and rub the juice on your hands as a moisturiser. Or can be used to wounds and cuts.
Aloe Vera can be used in the treatment and promote healing to wounds and burns, there are many (Unproven although much research is being carried out) other incredible claims, one is to help in the treatment of Diabetes and Blood Lipids, it’s also used for the dilution of semen to help artificial fertilization in sheep.
But I want to talk about taking it by mouth; Aloe Vera can help with heartburn liver disease and may also be effective for genital herpes but most importantly Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder characterized most commonly by cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhoea. If you have any of these symptoms see your doctor.
So far there is no actual proof, but drinking Aloe Vera has no side effect so if you do suffer from IBS it certainly looks as though it is worth trying, trials are still being carried out and we should get a paper on it very soon.
Even without the proof I would say it is certainly with trying aloe Vera as it seems to have few side effects it’s not even fattening, however if you have never tried it, go a little slow to start with as it is a laxative
One in three people in the UK suffer from IBS and in the US it is one in five, for a bad sufferer it is recommended around 1 to 2 tablespoons and hour but for less severe sufferers 6 tablespoons a day should be enough, to help ward off any risk you can limit it to two tablespoons a day
In the Caribbean it is sold on the beach for sunburn because of its anti-inflammatory properties, by drinking it you do the same good to the inside your body. Aloe Vera has a natural healing and detoxifying power and works to help break down impacted food residues in the bowel. As with all alternative medicines or health food supplements is it best to consult with your doctor first especially if you are young, pregnant or lactating.