Aloe Vera Reviews (Aloe Barbadensis)


Kimnguyenho 's avatar  Kimnguyenho 30/11/2010 05:53

can i put fresh aloe on face directly?

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Mia 's avatar  Mia 29/01/2011 04:57

Well i suggest to put on the face if you have burns but yes you can put aloe vera straight on the face as it helps moisturerise the face.

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nick57 's avatar  nick57 24/12/2010 14:17

Yes you can, I put aloe on burns, blisters, sores, cuts anything that needs to heal (except a heart). I have used it for years and recommend it for everyone. I take the gel caps but have on occasion just taken a small piece off of my plant and swallowed it with some juice, it will not hurt you and it is excellent for the body.

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car72 's avatar  car72 12/02/2011 01:11

yes, I have a friend that applies it at night, she has beautiful skin

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Helen 's avatar  Helen 05/03/2011 04:05

yeah, I did it...take the leaf and act as if you're using a cleansing pad, let it dry on your face.

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Susiemac6 's avatar  Susiemac6 15/02/2011 10:59

Absolutely!!!! I have had great success. Read my comment. susiemac6

Sachin_mumbaikar 's avatar  Sachin_mumbaikar 04/02/2011 07:52

IS ALOE VERA GOOD FOR HAIR GROWTH ?

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Lvarmauk 's avatar  Lvarmauk 30/09/2010 08:36

While I was in India I was very constipated and swollen legs - I tried aloe vera gel eating for 2 weeks in the morning with empty stomach has helped so much I lost weight all bulgy stomach constipated also cured and I feel so much better that all this years I suffered with swollen body even could not wear rings on my fingure
thanks I found the cure with aloe vera gel

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Kunal 's avatar  Kunal 02/10/2010 18:09

I have the same experience....

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Susiemac6 's avatar  Susiemac6 15/02/2011 10:23

I have been tolerating a mild form of roseaca (dry redness of the skin) on my face and underarms and dry flaky inner ears due to menapause symtoms (apparently), for more than 2 years and have tried many lotions and potions, some were prescribe. After being given an aloe vera plant to sooth bites on my leg which worked amazingly fast, i decided to try it on my face etc. Within 24hrs i sore a miraculous improvement with vertually no visual signs of my condition. Asbsolutely amazing!!!! I apply it morning and night, and have since started using it as an eye gel and it feels and works better than anything i have ever purchased and its so cheap, 4 bucks for small plant. Cant wait to tell my doctor.

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Herbal 's avatar  Herbal 29/03/2011 03:20

I agree Aloe vera juice is great for every ailment. I had redness on the face too and I started using the aloe vera juice on my skin and it took the redness away. I love it! Whole leaf aloe vera juice is the best.

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Sunaina Sukumar 's avatar  Sunaina Sukumar 25/10/2010 08:13

All said is fine and good but it has not stated when and how this juice should be taken.

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Josephine 's avatar  Josephine 11/11/2010 09:47

its recommended you take it at least twice a day 30 minutes before each meal. Aloe vera gel works best when taken on an empty stomach because it cleans the stomach lining so as to allow nutriets to be absorbed well wen you eat.

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Eao54 's avatar  Eao54 10/10/2010 02:04

I have started taking aloe vera in the evening before going to bed. It has helped with my indigestion and nausea from GERD . I am a believer now in wonderful plant that God gave us to help heal us naturally.

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Mary Rose Liverani 's avatar  Mary Rose Liverani 01/02/2011 02:27

I got a sudden attack of toothache on a Saturday afternoon when access to my dentist was not possible. The pain became more diffiused and intense, all over the right side of my jaw and i thought several teeth were involved. I take vitamns supplements but avoid medications like the plague and thought I would just have to hang on until Monday. But by Sunday afternoon I was feeling utterly worn out by the pain. Then I suddenly recalled that I had an aloe vera plant in the garden and had a vague idea that the plant was said to have anti-inflammatory properties. So I cut a leaf and slit it open so that there was quite a wide area of juice and I pasted that area right up against my teeth and gums. Within an hour the pain had dulled. I inserted a new leaf and two or three hours later i was aware that the pain had localised and that only one tooth was the cause of the problem. Then the pain disappeared altogether. I couldn't get an appointment with my dentist until Tuesday morning but since i remained pain free i wasn't too worried, although i wanted my tooth fixed. When I arrived at the dentist's, because there was no pain, he had to show me a mirror and I pointed out the suspected culprit. He said it seemed as if there might be an underlying infection. he took x-rays of the tooth and those near to it and prescribed me an anti-biotic. A few years ago i got an abscessed tooth, the first ever in my life (I'm nearly 72) and the dentist gave me two lots of antibiotic. They were both useless. He told me I'd have to rely on my immune system to clear up the infection before he could do the root canal therapy. That ended up taking months and my having to go to a specialist dentist. Researching the whole business on the internet i was aghast to find out that the bacterium is golden staph, that it is present in every mouth and can become active at any time. Very dangerous. Now that i have the script I'm wondering if itwill be a waste of time to take it it. And having just gotten on to this site to discover what is said about aloe vera's possible support for the immune system, I'm wondering if I should just keep applying the leaf to teeth and gums until I return to the dentist in a week. I'm actually sitting with a piece of leaf in mouth at this minute. I may continue with the AV for several days to determine whether I should take the antibiotic which will not necessarily be at all effective. I'm allergic to penicillin and sulfa drugs. So the range available to me is not wide. One thing I can certainly vouch for. AV is a powerful anti-inflammatory, at least equal to or more effective than aspirin.

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Greg 's avatar  Greg 19/02/2011 12:05

I can tell you from personal experience that not only does the aloe soothe the pain from a tooth that is infected or inflamed but it will actually kill the infection and no need of an antibiotic. At the first sign of discomfort you can apply the gel to the outside of your face near the sore area and soon the infection and the pain will disappear!

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LH 's avatar  LH 17/01/2011 14:36

My friend fell off her motorcycle in Thailand. Her legs were awfully scratched all over, red sore and bloody. A Thai lady picked a fresh Aloe Plant, opened its leaves and added the gel straight to her wounds. I have never seen anything like it. It cleared up immediately and my friends pain was gone.

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Enara 's avatar  Enara 10/11/2010 10:15

I have been taking the aloe Vera plant orally for about 7yrs now. the results?... am younger looking, clear eyes and skin. i have very free bowel movement eachtime i take it. i also found out that aloe Vera is RELAXING, LAXATIVE and SEDATING

I have even recommended it o a couple of friends and family.. and they are loving it!

Thank God for the WONDER PLANT called ALOE VERA!

Enara

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Hefroese 's avatar  Hefroese 10/11/2010 18:46

How do you take Aloe Vera plant orally..do you extract it..what amounts

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Randy Ramesar 's avatar  Randy Ramesar 14/11/2010 22:18

Please explain how you take aloe vera orally In what amounts and when ?
Thanks,
Randy

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AloeMan 's avatar  AloeMan 13/01/2011 11:22

How much you take depends on your reasons for drinking aloe. Approximately 2fl oz (60ml) a day as a general tonic to maintain wellbeing. More if you have a specific condition, up to 6fl oz (180ml) or more a day. The average is 4 fl oz (120ml) per day. I personally take 2fl. oz twice a day and it has virtually eliminated my asthma attacks.

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Vardan 's avatar  Vardan 07/02/2011 04:23

do you grow the plant and consume it? How/what exactly do you consume it?

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Freelancetradeservicesinc 's avatar  Freelancetradeservicesinc 27/11/2010 00:22

SEXUAL DRAMA:
What? NO KY!
Its ok, I have Aloe Plants and they are cleansing as well as anti-bacterial.

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Msguyana 's avatar  Msguyana 13/02/2011 23:01

Does anyone know the benefits of aloe vera on hair growth?

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Josie 's avatar  Josie 28/03/2011 23:11

Yes, it works! I am 49 yrs. okld and started to lose hair, a friend of mine suggested taking aloe vera gel, actually drink the stuff, and in 2 weeks time you will see positive hair re-growth.

Issacwilliams20 's avatar  Issacwilliams20 17/12/2010 03:05

one day i burned my finger so bad. I had put aloe gel in a sandwich bag and kept my finger in the bag for 2 hours to stop the pain, it was a bad burn. and i never even got a blister, like it never happened. funny thing is when you burn yourself warm water hurts the burn and the aloe was warm after about 10 minutes of being in the bag. and it didnt hurt at all

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Freelancetradeservicesinc 's avatar  Freelancetradeservicesinc 27/11/2010 00:27

HEARTBURN:
I ate aloe vera and it helped almost immediately.

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jaja 's avatar  jaja 19/12/2010 02:59

is there any poisonous aloe? we have lots of aloe veras in our back yard and i doubt if it could really use internally...but i use aloe when i had cuts, insect bites and burns and it left no scars..

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Freelancetradeservicesinc 's avatar  Freelancetradeservicesinc 27/11/2010 00:26

INGROWN HAIR NEAR PRIVATES:
Wow what a scare, wasnt sure what it was. It looked about the size of a kernal filled with blood. The doctor told me it would have to be cut then ointment applied with no other solution. I went home untouched and applied aloe vera leaf directly on it for a few days and it went away without any other medicine.

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fc 's avatar  fc 29/01/2011 16:26

what is better to take internally whole leaf aloe vera or inner leaf?

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Cheyenne 's avatar  Cheyenne 12/02/2011 17:45

where I buy mine, the whole leaf aloe vera juice has the stuff removed to make you go to bathroom. So what's left is the benefits. The inner leaf aloe vera gel is the one to make you go to the bathroom. so depending on what you want, choose accordingly.

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Gnowlyn 's avatar  Gnowlyn 29/11/2010 17:09

having protein in my urine and shouldnt be. any chance aloe vera or anything else that might help.

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Pinkiepaw 's avatar  Pinkiepaw 08/02/2011 00:17

My daughters lab test showed excessive protein in her urine which was seriously abnormal till she began drinking aloe vera juice. Protein numbers are back to normal, feels energetic, cleansed the colon and helped her to lose the over weight.
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sisw/praderwilli 's avatar  sisw/praderwilli 13/12/2010 23:52

do you eat/drink a lot of diet foods/soda? aspertame, which is found in "diet" foods can cause high levels of protein in your urine. google aspertame and you will find LOTS of negative information on it.

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kris 's avatar  kris 16/03/2011 17:18

Hi~ I have a question about what part of the plant to actually use.

I noticed in the comment thread someone mentioned cutting off the outer skin and washing off the slimey substance under the skin. Perhaps foolishly, I thought the slimey substance *was* the gel, and have been using that on skin, etc.

Is there a part of the plan that is particularly good to use? What is that slimey' part when you cut the leaf open?
Thanks!

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Fashioncounts 's avatar  Fashioncounts 29/01/2011 16:18

what is better whole leaf aloe vera juice or inner leaf?

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Sue L 's avatar  Sue L 22/01/2011 03:02

Aloe vera has elimiated my acid reflux in one week 2oz. twice a day with juice. Started put it in my face and neck. Within a week a noticable difference in my skin. No more wrinkle lines from tanning beds on my neck. I was very self conscience about it. And can't even see them now! Put way those expensive lotions!!

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Margaret 's avatar  Margaret 20/01/2011 18:53

I use the gel from the fresh aloe vera after completely removing the green skin and washing off as much of the slimey substance under the skin. I cut off a large piece of the gel and chew it just before going to bed. All symtoms of an ulcer disappeared completely after a week or two of this treatment. I now use it several times a week to prevent a reoccurance.

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Freelancetradeservicesinc 's avatar  Freelancetradeservicesinc 27/11/2010 00:20

I HAVE USED ALOE FOR MANY AILMENTS!
Once i friend who ate just about everything complained of hemorrhoids so severe it took patting instead of wiping because of sensitivity. I took an aloe leaf with honey and told her to stick it in her mouth for about 10 minutes. After about an hour or so she was relieved of burning as well as a clean wipe after evacuating. Bad dietary habits contributed to the condition.

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Steroids 's avatar  Steroids 11/04/2011 12:05

the fresh stuff is really nice in drinks

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Josie 's avatar  Josie 28/03/2011 23:07

yes, it definitely has! i would suggest this plant base product for everyday use, it really cleanses your digestive and stomach issues! if you experience constipation on a regular basis, this is the cure for your issue...thank God this plant exists!

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Pgagnier01 's avatar  Pgagnier01 23/03/2011 04:10

I love aloe - it has deminshed my scrapes and burns and I use it in my bath water to soothe my skin. I recently started taking aloe capsules and my digestive sytems feesl much better.

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Lmail 's avatar  Lmail 22/03/2011 23:01

Aloe vera juice has been amazing for me. I have suffered migraines for 30+ years until my dear friend highly recommended me taking organic aloe juice.
I am so grateful as it has now been three months since my last migraine. Further more I have had NO sign of one even coming on.
I have always understood that migraines are just a sign of something not right within one's system but after exausting almost every other avenue I was still getting them. Aloe has so many wonderful benefits that I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants great health.
Leueen

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scott 's avatar  scott 27/02/2011 12:59

I got slight cold which always results in block nose, skin itchness, skin bumps and slight arthristis problems for many months. Had look for doctors but always being prescribe with Chlorpheniramine tablet and nasal spray. It came back a few weeks later after i stop taking these. I start taking aloe vera (fresh ones) and tablet based and i felt it has improved my health significantly. There's less occurrence too.

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Tnguyen4150 's avatar  Tnguyen4150 26/02/2011 03:00

Aloe Vera , I took Aloe Vera gel for 2 days, now I think I have a new life. I feel much better. Thank you.

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Amsandell1 's avatar  Amsandell1 15/12/2010 20:48

I've had dozens of abdominal surgeries. I've struggled for years and seen a half dozen specialists who've shoved every kind of tube into every oriface only to tell me I have gatroperisis, a slowly emptying stomach, chronic severe addhesions. The only thing that has helped me has been aloe vera juice. It's amazing the difference its made. I'm on dialysis and was told the other night i have to stop taking it cause its bad for people on dialysis. If you know anything about this please e-mail. amsandell1@yahoo.com Thank you, Austin

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E L 's avatar  E L 17/02/2011 03:50

Don't always listen to doctors. I was told in 1986 by a kidney specialist that I had over 50% kidney failure and if I didn't go and have his friend who was a specialist also operate on my kidneys I would be put on dialysis or heart failure . This is now 2011 and will be 70 next month and I went to the health food store and not the doctor's office. E L

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MWINK1975 's avatar  MWINK1975 08/01/2011 00:53

HOW THEY GNA TELL U THAT SOMETHING NATURAL IS BAD FOR DIALYSIS, JUST LOOK UP THE HEALTH BENEFITS I'M SURE IT WILL HELP OUT WITH THE DIALYSIS. U MIGHT NOT NEED THE DIALYSIS ANYMORE!!!

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Lin46 's avatar  Lin46 29/01/2011 21:36

The reason people are on dialysis is because their kidneys are not able to remove the toxins from their body anymore. You do have to be careful what you ingest when your kidneys aren't eliminating toxins. It is not that simple to just get off dialysis (I'm sure the person on dilaysis knows this already). If the dialysis doctor or dietitian says aloe vera is not indicated for a dialysis patient you have to take them seriously.

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E L 's avatar  E L 17/02/2011 03:52

Doctors don't know every thing , trust me. Living proof here.

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charity 's avatar  charity 18/11/2010 08:25

How shud the aleo vera tablet be taken? 2 or 3 tablets be day after a meal?

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Danapala 's avatar  Danapala 15/10/2010 05:40

if it is mention in various name of a trees in verious contry

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FRANK 's avatar  FRANK 10/04/2011 17:38

IM SIPPING ON IT .. I HAVE STREP THROAT .. .. NOTHING IS WORKING ..MY THROAT FEELS LIKE ITS DRY ..AND SWALLEN .I CANT HARDLY SWALLOW .. BUT SINCE I STARTED SIPPING ON IT .. ALOE VERA JUICE ..IT SEEMS LIKE IM GETTING SOMEWHERE .... IVE BEEN SIPPING ON IT FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES .... IM GOING TO CONTINUE

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Dscollin 's avatar  Dscollin 05/04/2011 16:49

great for topical use on sun burn ,right from the plant

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Deb 's avatar  Deb 01/04/2011 21:05

A friend recently told me about aloe vera juice and I started taking it yesterday. I'm hoping it will help with the terrible stomach cramps that I'm having daily. The Dr says I've got ibs and gave me some pills which are not working. Anyone else using the juice for this?

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Peter Radley 's avatar  Peter Radley 22/03/2011 17:12

I have found Aloe Vera brilliant. I first used it on the back of my hands because I was told it would reduce "age spots". I had a long standing Carpel Tunnel problem and I had lost the feeling in two fingers. I realised that the feeling was returning after just one application to the back of my hand. I continued to use this daily and the Carpel Tunnel problem completely disappeared. Since I have used it regularly on aching Joints and other problems. It seems to help in most situations. I normally cut a leaf from the plant, cut about 2" from the stem, remove both sides and the Green Skin on the front. I then rub the gell in. Once it becomes dry, I slice a few mm off and start again. Also I drink the gell. I put this in my blender with some fruit juice and whisk. I quite a pleasant drink.

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ELWAYORNOWAY 's avatar  ELWAYORNOWAY 09/03/2011 21:20

A FEW YEARS BACK, MY HUSBAND HAD TORN HIS INTESTINE NEAR HIS ANUS. HE SAID IT WAS DUE TO WAITING TOO LONG TO GO TO THE BATHROOM WHILE HE WAS ON THE ROAD AND AFRAID TO USE THE PUBLIC RESTROOMS. HE THOUGHT HE HAD HEMMORRHOIDS AND AFTER SEEING A DOCTOR, HE DID NOT. AFTER PRESCRIBING MY HUSBAND TO EAT SOFT FOODS IN HOPES TO HELP THIS HEAL, IT DID NOT WORK. I HAD KNOWN MY FATHER TO TAKE ALOE VERA JUICE WHEN I WAS YOUNGER AND I FELT LIKE IT MUST BE SAFE SINCE I HAD HEARD NOTHING BAD ABOUT IT NOW THAT I AM MUCH OLDER. SO, MY HUSBAND ACCEPTED THE CHALLENGE. WITHIN 3 DAYS, THIS PROBLEM HAD BEEN SOLVED! NOT ONLY HAD I TAKEN ALOE VERA JUICE A LITTLE BEFORE MY HUSBANDS PROBLEM, I AM A FIRM BELIEVER! I USE IT FOR AFTER I HAVE HAD BBQ RIBS OR FRIED FOODS TO KEEP NAUSEA FROM HAPPENING LATER IN THE NIGHT. I HAVE SKIPPED TAKING IT SOME AND ONE NIGHT I GOT UP FROM THE COUCH AND THOUGHT I HAD TWISTED WRONG. WHEN THE PAIN PERSISTED I STARTED GETTING SCARED ALITTLE. THE LAST THING I THOUGHT OF WAS MAYBE I HAD GAS REALLY BAD AND COULDNT GET IT RELIEVED. I TRIED TO LAY ON THE FLOOR ON MY TUMMY TO NO AVAIL. THEN I REMEMBERED THAT IF I TOOK SOME ALOE VERA JUICE I COULD SEE IF IT WAS GAS. WHALA! IT WAS JUST GAS TRAPPED AND WHAT A RELIEF WITHIN 5 TO 10 MINUTES. I AM SOLD! I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU ALSO.

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Tina 's avatar  Tina 19/02/2011 08:17

does anyone know if aloe vera gel decreases high cholesterol?

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Mpmugali 's avatar  Mpmugali 24/01/2011 16:02

will Aoe vera work to reduce hypercalamia?

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Stacisweetness 's avatar  Stacisweetness 15/03/2011 01:18

Can anyone comment on aloe vera and pregnancy

Julyscat 's avatar  Julyscat 12/03/2011 20:43

has anyone used the aloevera juice for breast cancer or chemo?

Jia Sundus2008 's avatar  Jia Sundus2008 24/02/2011 19:58

is alovera iz better for moles on skin

car72 's avatar  car72 12/02/2011 01:25

I take the skin off and blend the gel with some papaya, drink that as soon as I wake up(with an empty stomach). What benefits does this have?????

Jg360 's avatar  Jg360 06/02/2011 08:40

I know you'll probably say 'go talk to a health care pro' but anyway, I care for a disabled man who has several health conditions, one being type 1 diabetes. I think he'd really benefit taking it BUT!! he also is allergic to asprin. I read that aloe vera contains Salicylic acid hence its seditive effect i guess. Can someone posibly tell me if they can relate to this & provide an answer??

Uyvonda_elbert 's avatar  Uyvonda_elbert 03/02/2011 20:12

i drink the juice while i was having raidation on mt stomach, i had no burning in my stomach or throat,and my did not burn

Wendyrathbun 's avatar  Wendyrathbun 10/12/2010 02:48

my son and I both have crones, would love to try this, live in the country, zip code 12832 could you tell me where to buy this juice.

jennifer 's avatar  jennifer 17/12/2010 03:08

buy at the health food store or order it online. you can drink the juice and if you get the gel you apply it to burns , after you shave or after you clean your face it is anti bacterial, fungul and virul.

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herbal 's avatar  herbal 29/03/2011 03:44

I have Colitis and I take aloe vera daily it's good for the inflamation and I also take Milk thistle daily. I am in remission. Drs. wanted to give me meds and steroids but I just took both of these and I have not had any complications or bleeding for 2 years now.

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