Aloe Vera Reviews (Aloe Barbadensis)

Bsenn 's avatar  Bsenn 14/04/2011 01:40

Is it ok to drink aloe vera if you take plavix?

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Alethea r amabisca 's avatar  Alethea r amabisca 17/04/2011 22:45

does aloe vera work for strech marks ?

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Eve 's avatar  Eve 10/05/2012 14:36

can you drink aloe vera while on plavix

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Retired_happy_mac3353 's avatar  Retired_happy_mac3353 30/04/2011 00:02

From Early 2008 through Jan 2011 the V.A. has attempted to control the 4 different types of Psoriasis that covered 85 percent of my body. I have had bi-weekly injections of Humira and 4 different cortizone cremes since June 2008, to little avail. In February 2011 I started drinking 2 oz of Aloe Vera every morning AND evening. In my travels around the world I have drunk some really nasty stuff, but nothing like ALoe Vera. Having said that...the Psoriasis that was so bad last fall has been reduced to about 10 percent of my body. My type II diabetes readings are now consistently less than 125 down from 200in the mornings and my A1C is now 5.7 . With the great amount of improvement that has taken place in the last 90 days, nasty taste or not, I will continue to drink Aloe Vera

JWMAC April 29, 2011

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Jrda108 's avatar  Jrda108 14/08/2011 13:06

I had nail fungus after manicure, which wouldn't heal for more than 3 months. My cousin recommended fresh aloevera juice to apply, which I did twice a day and it has healed 90 percent. It is an amazing herb, use for any problems and You must also take fresh juice on empty stomach. It is a guaranteed cure. it is also helpful for brown spots or pigmentation on your face, just rub the pulp on affected areas morning n night for 3 minutes and go to sleep with it. You will find improvement in few days. Thanks to my cousin hover

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Julie K 's avatar  Julie K 13/10/2012 11:35

I dropped boiling water on my foot one morning before work. I had socks on and it held the heat a bit. I burned the top of my foot seriously in about a 1 & 3/4 inch irregular diameter. I took the sock off and put my foot under cold water for about 4 minutes. I felt pain. And was frightened by what I saw. I may have had a 3rd degree in the very middle of the burn it looked mushy and pink. I then went on the internet. I read that home treatment for burns was the use of fresh aloe vera. And impressively, I read aloe was used as a treatment for people after being burned in Hiroshima. Those who were treated with fresh aloe had less infection, faster healing and less scarring.
Fortunately I had a large aloe vera plant with big leaves. I cut one off and split it down the middle. I laid the oozing flesh on top of my foot, I then put a sock on and then my leather slip on full-cover Birkenstock shoes. They are a kind of flat slip-on clog style. This acted as a tight bandage and held the aloe onto my foot. The aloe also eased the pain and it became really only a discomfort. I worked 8am-2:30pm that day.
When I came home I replaced the aloe again, placed a clean sock and the shoe. I did this about every 4 hours. When I went to bed I also put on new aloe leaf and a sock, and laid a towel over the sheet as the sock oozed. The aloe caused my socks to get a brown stain, however when I scrubbed them it came out.
I did this treatment faithfully. The second day I brought leaf with me and put a fresh one on during my lunch. I really had little to no pain. One day I took the aloe off and let the air to it for about 10 minutes and it began to hurt. I then put a fresh aloe leaf on again and the pain went away!!! the leaves were - always flesh down - and these were thick, about 3/4 of an inch in thickness and up to 3-4 inches in width. When I would cut them through the thickness they would be about 5-6 inches wide.
I now am utterly convinced that aloe is the best treatment for burns. I never put any kind of salve on my burn. I used this treatment for about 12 days-maybe 14, because it was such a deep burn. In fact, I didn't even want to examine it because it worried me that it may have reached vital foot ligaments or such. It healed to a pink skin and I have a scar that is the same texture as my normal skin, but shows an outline of the burn and it is a little darker than my normal skin. However, it is lightening up with time.

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Aburubeen 's avatar  Aburubeen 21/01/2012 21:12

what a website
Thank you

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gail 's avatar  gail 17/01/2015 19:22

I am really disappointed that you did not talk about one component of aloe - aloin - which appears to be the dangerous part of the plant including significant correlation with colorectal cancers in rats. You did not warn about severe diarrhea as a common side effect...Aloe vera is a remarkable plant, but like most things in nature, it can have nasty and even dangerous side effects. Balance your reporting if you want to be taken seriously.

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Ratheesh Babu 's avatar  Ratheesh Babu 05/10/2015 18:45

Hi Gait, Please take some time to read my post. may be could be quite helpful to change your perception.

Denise 's avatar  Denise 22/01/2013 02:32

Can aloe Vera help for dry,itchy under eye circles? Dry face?

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Ratheesh Babu 's avatar  Ratheesh Babu 05/10/2015 18:43

Yes. It can certainly regularize your skin.

Hcampbell49 's avatar  Hcampbell49 15/04/2012 04:08

Aloe vera : Slice it  in small portions  and swallow as is  and you will have no need for so called "health Care Provider"  -----  they would be "patiently" bankrupt!  Have a healthy Aloe  Vera day.

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Margaret 's avatar  Margaret 23/01/2012 01:56

I read instructions for using Aloe years ago, so I  remove the green outer leaf, rinse it to remove the slimey substance and then eat the gel which is the main part of the leaf.
At one time I bought whole leaf capsules of Aloe and got terrible diarrhea from the two capsule dose recommended so tried one capsule with the same results. Threw the rest of the bottle out, and now I only use fresh aloe prepared as above. 
I eat a piece about one to two inches deep the width of the leaf just before going to bed This cured a ulcer and prevents it from returning and am going to try a small piece a half hour before meals as someone on the site has suggested to aid digestion.  For my skin I use any part after removing the skin.  I once had it stop the pain from stinging nettles in just a couple of seconds.

I keep two large plants growing in my sun room in the winter and my deck in the summer so I always have access to it. Wouldn't be without it.

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Rudystyle7 's avatar  Rudystyle7 15/11/2011 04:20

Yes you may apply Aloe Vera directly on skin, face, hands...I tried that today as my face was looking very out of shape, dry and a bit wrinkle, maybe caused by the fact the I smoke, and in just one time treatment, it left my face looking smooth and clean.  This plant is awesome I strongly recommend it.

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coachsandy 's avatar  coachsandy 07/11/2011 17:16

I'm loving my Aloe - I'm drinking it daily and my Acid Reflux is doing awesome - No more sleeping sitting up! I think the burns in my esophagus have healed!

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Peter K 's avatar  Peter K 29/09/2011 01:20

I'm quite amazed that there has not been major emphasis on Aloe Vera's capacity to heal burns.

My x-wife brought our baby son back from a day out visiting her sister and he was as red as a boiled lobster - she also had some aloe vera and said the sunburn would be alright. My fury abated over the days as he did not have any of the symptoms typical of bad sun-burn, he slept well and did not seem troubled in the least. It really jarred my sense of reality and what was possible - no medicine I knew of could do anything like that.

Since then I have used it on burns and scratches and recommended it to friends that have had the same sort of success I had experienced and seen. A friend's wife was shockingly sun burnt on one occasion and she recovered without any pain or trouble - although the two days before getting some aloe vera from us was a living hell.

A tomato grower near my sister in law's farm was bottling tomatoes in some form that required them to be boiled and then bottled. Unfortunately his wife had an accident in which her upper chest was plastered with boiling tomato juice. The husband had an aloe vera plant so he cut a leaf and slit lengthwise and then applied it to the burn area. The wife was taken to hospital were she ultimately had a skin graft - it was in the cleft of her breasts where the husband had missed applying the aloe vera, the major burn area recovered without any skin graft.

I always keep some aloe vera plants around the house as it is the best thing I have ever seen or heard about for (at least your average) burns.

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HerbWisdom 's avatar  HerbWisdom 30/09/2011 13:19

Thank you very much for your feedback regarding burns. I have now updated our article. Aloe vera is a remarkable plant with many health benefits!
Best regards

Leunz_jiet143 's avatar  Leunz_jiet143 13/04/2011 08:07

ahm i just wanna ask,.. huw to prepair this herb,.?

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Linda 's avatar  Linda 24/09/2011 00:28

I just break off a leaf, wash it and eat it.  That simple.

Amita Gupta 's avatar  Amita Gupta 05/10/2015 09:20

I am eating a small portion of Aloe Vera gel directly for about amount a month. It has improved my digestion, relieved leg pain, which I earlier had, as I am diabetic.

Me_Again 's avatar  Me_Again 21/06/2015 22:28

I'm curious. I have recently bought an Aloe Vera plant and will use it for its surface active benefits which I've seen on my pet dog. However I am curious regarding whether or not it contains salicylic acid or perhaps its precursor salicin.
The reason I ask is because the acid has a number of negatives when taken internally including gastric irritation. I daily take willow bark tincture and sometimes meadowsweet. I've tested the willow bark in an infusion and it is alkaline, suggesting that it is not actually salicylic ACID but salicin present.
In the body salicin is metabolised and excreted as a salicylate but because it skips the harsh organic acid state, appears to cause no gastric side effects.

Hence my curiosity. Many folk conflate salicin with salicylic acid, with acetyl salicylic acid, whilst the end result i.e. salicylate is common, the route there can be less damaging.

Ratheesh Babu 's avatar  Ratheesh Babu 05/10/2015 18:54

Hi Me_Again : I would suggest you not to have a whole leaf and experiement with a live plant with your life.For reasons please read my post.

Me Again 's avatar  Me Again 05/10/2015 22:12

Please explain, your comment. It is not clear.

Ratheesh Babu 's avatar  Ratheesh Babu 06/10/2015 14:14

Hi Me Again as you must be aware Aloe vera is a succulent and it absorbs most of its nutrients from its surrounding environment. Also please be sure to use aloe Barbadensis Miller as there are more than 400 varieties of Aloe Vera out of which only 5-6 has medicinal efficacy where as there are another 10-11 varieties which is absolutely poisonous. In case of any further details required please feel free to write to me at or whatsapp me at +91 9945 853 843 or Call me on +91 7503 066 806

jonail 's avatar  jonail 13/04/2015 09:11

I was experiencing some arthritis pain in my left leg since I been taking aloe Vera 100% organic juice from shoprite the pain and stiffness went away.

crystal 's avatar  crystal 28/02/2015 03:49

does aloe help dark spots on your face

Ratheesh Babu 's avatar  Ratheesh Babu 05/10/2015 18:56

Yes, Aloevera removes dark spots from the skin when consumed orally and applying alovera Jelly regularly. Please contact me at or whatsapp me at +91 9945 853 843 or call me on +91 7503 066 806

rose 's avatar  rose 22/02/2015 05:32

How much Alovera juice should one drink every day?

Wendy 's avatar  Wendy 13/01/2015 22:05

Can drinking aloe vera juice heal the damage caused from radiation burns in the lungs.

Thieu Nulens 's avatar  Thieu Nulens 04/11/2014 20:13

Aloe vera gel is the best option for cleansing your system.

barbie 's avatar  barbie 04/10/2014 07:49

Thank you for the information

Angie 's avatar  Angie 29/09/2014 03:01

I have extremely sweaty feet, will aloe help with this, just wondered, I use baby powder daily sometimes twice a day and it's so messy like going through my shoes, I need a solution better than baby powder, any comments?

pinkireddi 's avatar  pinkireddi 13/03/2014 11:03

can anyone tel me how will alovera help from getting rid of tanning .they asked me to apply in the night and sleep but the gel soent stick on to ur bed

mikal 's avatar  mikal 29/01/2014 08:47

Aloe vera is best hair growth product.

Dorris 's avatar  Dorris 27/12/2013 13:57

Can Aloevera treat scars? I have one on my forehead.

Katy 's avatar  Katy 22/11/2013 11:59

Can eating aloe Vera help cure oily skin?

Ratheesh Babu 's avatar  Ratheesh Babu 05/10/2015 19:02

Hi Katy, Not alone by having aloevera you need to compliment it with some Natural and Herbal aloe vera cream. Please feel free to contact me at or whatsapp me on +91 9945 853 843 or call me on +91 7503 066 806 and i will be more than happy to suggest you things in detail

aloebeliever 's avatar  aloebeliever 20/11/2013 01:43

how can one remove the redish stain that the aloe plant leaves on clothes?

susie 's avatar  susie 08/11/2013 00:38

So we have a hereditary disease called neurofibromatosis. They are tumors and they grow in the brain both of my boys were diagnosed and they drank aloe hole leaf, 4-5 tablespoons of whisky and 2 1/2 cups of honey in the blender. Stored in a black jar and there tumors have shrunk. They are healthy and normal teenagers. It is truly a blessing that they have had aloe vera to drink and that they are not having to have brain surgery any other treatments. God is good. Aloe was token from the garden of eden by Adam for a reason.

selam 's avatar  selam 01/11/2013 13:08

it really make a big diffrence in ma life so i highly recomanded u 2 use aloe vera for a lot of purposes

alex 's avatar  alex 29/09/2013 10:37

alovera is prevent of syphillis

Greened out ! 's avatar  Greened out ! 19/09/2013 02:36

I consumed some aloe the other day and it turned my pee and poo green is this normal has this happened to anyone else ?

Kam 's avatar  Kam 05/09/2013 00:45

I have seb. dermatitis and I put aloe vera gel on my scalp every other day. It works better than all the dandruff shampoo's I've used the last 5 years.

Dina 's avatar  Dina 25/08/2013 02:00

Aloe Vera does not have any B-12

HerbWisdom 's avatar  HerbWisdom 04/09/2013 12:27

Thank you for your feedback. I have now amended the article as you are correct that it seems there are only trace amounts at best of actual B12 in Aloe vera. Where it does seem to help with B12 is in aiding absorption and bio-availability of this and other foods and supplements.
Best regards

foxchad 's avatar  foxchad 14/08/2013 11:33

i take humira folic acid and methotrexate can i drink aloe vera juice?

Andrea 's avatar  Andrea 04/08/2013 05:36

I was told to give my 3 month old aloe for his tummy aches.
How safe is it for infants?

Sarah 's avatar  Sarah 28/06/2013 08:22

I have scarred, red cheeks from mild acne. I have a phobia of acne and have to squeeze as soon as I seen them so I guess that's the results. I want to know how long aloe vera or aloe vera gel will take to clear the redness and perhaps take away my scarring. I'm 17 and had beautiful skin once, I just want it back. Nothing else has worked am really desperate. I've been using aloe vera for about a day or two now

Elw 's avatar  Elw 12/06/2013 21:38

Where are your references for this article???

El 's avatar  El 14/05/2013 10:58

aloe is not the only known source of b12 and you do NOT want to give it to your 4 legged companions. It is toxic to dogs

Navneet Vats 's avatar  Navneet Vats 28/04/2013 09:11

Aloe gel is detoxifies and nourishes body cells to improve the overall metabolism of the body. It well-know for its anti- inflammation and anti viral properties.Besides this gel helps body regulate well its immune system to fight viral attacks.

PrettyLady 's avatar  PrettyLady 03/04/2013 15:33

Do it help with losing weight and if so what do ineed to buy and how much to take a day

Aliya 's avatar  Aliya 21/03/2013 02:31

Can aloe vera plant be used on cuts of wrist?

Jesse Lewis 's avatar  Jesse Lewis 14/03/2013 02:25

I love aloe vera juice. Been drinking it daily for years (the pure juice, not the rind in whole leaf). Also use aloe vera for my skin. I would caution your readers to avoid any drink or skin product of aloe vera that also uses the latex (just under the rind of the leaf) as this can really irritate your skin (learned the hard way). Only the pure inner gel (should be the first item listed in the ingredients) is of benefits both for the skin and internallyl

MiniDriver 's avatar  MiniDriver 25/02/2013 06:25

Fresh Aloe boiled is really good in removing swellings, or retaining water. It worked on my swollen ankle in less than a day. It's also good to clean your bowels and blood.

babs 's avatar  babs 18/02/2013 21:50

I have been drinking aloe vera juice for 2 months now. I had severe pain in my hands and was on predisone which was great, got rid of my pain, but it always came back, bad side effects. Aloe Vera is a miracle in itself, pains gone, feel great. I will drink this forever, great stuff.

Heather 's avatar  Heather 21/03/2013 06:22

Hi Babs, Am hoping it's not too late for you to answer my question. I have really severe knuckle pain in my hands. I have bought some aloe vera powder today. I don't suppose you have any idea how much I should use? How are your hands feeling now after using the juice for 3 months?

birD 's avatar  birD 05/02/2013 17:49

I bought an Aloe Leaf from Whole Foods Market for about $1.50. I cut the outer green off as much as possible. I keep as much gel and filet as possible. If it's colored pink, it has a bitter taste, so I don't keep that. That is found sometimes near the tip. I put slices and gel in a jar with lid, and keep in the refridgerator. I eat about 4-6oz per day (when I remember). Today, I woke with headache, (first in years), after about 5 hours, my son suggested I take the aloe in the fridge. I forgot I had it! I did, headache was gone immediately! I'm not a doctor or anything. I use homeopathics and believe in nature as medicine, when possible.

harry 's avatar  harry 25/01/2013 07:19

can i use aloe vera gel in URIC ACID & R-FACTOR PROBLEM.

Vick 's avatar  Vick 12/01/2013 12:30

Does aloe vera give you back your natural hair colour (from gray)? If so, is it applied directly to the scalp or taken internally?

WHIT 's avatar  WHIT 18/12/2012 04:04

I use it to treat my burned vocal cords, which occurred from

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR).

Shari Hastings 's avatar  Shari Hastings 15/12/2012 00:09

When you drink the aloe vera - what part of the plant do you "drink"?
Also, when using it for hair loss do you just put the slimy part of the plant on your scalp? Also, when using it for faces, again, is it the slimy part of the plant?
Thanks to anyone who could answer my questions - I really want to try it.

Ratheesh Babu 's avatar  Ratheesh Babu 05/10/2015 19:06

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Hellolaurib 's avatar  Hellolaurib 11/11/2012 18:37

Hi, I started using aloe vera juice after a year of having cronk stomach infections. Only antibotics would give me relief. And then the infection would slowly return. Aloe vera cured me. I take it everyday. Not only does it help my stomach, my skin and hair are healthier, it gives me energy and i finally lost that 10lbs i have been wanting to ask. I would recommodent finding aloe made by Univera, you can google it. Its the best quality and its not expensive

Herblady 's avatar  Herblady 23/08/2012 02:07

I add it to a good basic lotion like Fruit of the Earth Aloe lotion which already has some aloe in it. I also add about 15 gel caps of vitamine E to it and use it on my ankle where I have had a rash and swelling every since I broke my ankle. It works great. I get the Aloe Gel from GNC and it is a large brown bottle and doesn't cost much at all, it lasts quite a while. It must be refregerated after opening. It is the real aloe gel. I also put it in my face lotion, I put it in all medications that I give my dogs so the meds won't irritate their stomachs. It has many uses and very effective inside or outside the body. I do caution people who take the dry powdered form, it is good for arthritis but only use it when you need to take one. Not every day. I took one capsule every day for about a year to prevent arthritis pain and it had a bad effect on my thyroid. It went into overdrive.........oh, I lost weight but didn't feel good and it gave me headaches too after a while. Use powdered form with caution.

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Ratheesh Babu 's avatar  Ratheesh Babu 05/10/2015 19:07

CATZ_MAGNET : Yes it can, when complemented with other supplements.

Sbhanu Muthuraj 's avatar  Sbhanu Muthuraj 05/07/2012 10:23

i am using aloe vera plant directly on my face daily , my skin colur is black, is there any possibilites that my skin look fair and glow

Sara 's avatar  Sara 30/06/2012 20:33

I have had aloe vera liquid for the past 3 months and it has really helped my stomach problems.  I have gallstones which cause indigestion and bloating which is very sore and painful at times. Since taking aloe vera these stomach issues are now very rare for me which is great!  They were a daily occurance at one time (and I mean ALL day I was in pain with my stomach) and I would recommend anyone with stomach issues tries aloe vera.  It perhaps took a few weeks to fully ease the stomach discomfort but now I will not be without it!
Also since then people have commented on how good my skin looks and I also put this down to taking the aloe vera liquid daily. 

Sarah Beth 's avatar  Sarah Beth 28/06/2012 05:45

A delightfully informative article.  I knew that aloe juice helped the GI, but the rest was new info! 

Miriam B 's avatar  Miriam B 26/06/2012 15:04

had a very stiff neck a d after trying everything - i got relief after using aloe vera  still using it

tony 's avatar  tony 10/05/2012 22:55

After I drink and eat  aloe vera(natural grow from my back yard) for a few days I feel my body so much better.
Before my lower back has a lot of pain, my body is  cold, I couldn't pee easy, my body is so sick and so weak.
I think people should eat or drink  "natural grow alo vera" for better health, just pay attention to your body you can feel a lot better for Real.

Lizpav 's avatar  Lizpav 10/02/2012 01:09

My teenaged son spilled gasoline on his forearm, which ignited.  He had a large burn from elbow to wrist.  I cut some aloe leaves, split them and laid them on the burn, and used gauze to lightly hold them in place overnight.  In the morning, he had healed places in the exact shape of the opened aloe leaves.  Around the outside of these shapes was second degree burns I had not been able to see when I applied the aloe. 

Aledab 's avatar  Aledab 15/07/2011 23:57

my dad told me to drink aloe many years ago as he did. it healed his stomach.  i have IBS and drink it when it flares up and it really does sooth and take the pain away.  it works wonderfuly for me !!

Engg Baghel 's avatar  Engg Baghel 13/06/2011 17:26

aloe vera is a very-2best products