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Aloe Vera Juice Benefits And Side Effects

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Aloe vera can react with some diabetes drugs. If you have intestinal conditions, aloe leaf can act as a bowel irritant. It may worsen hemorrhoids. Excess aloe vera may cause kidney problems. It may prevent blood clotting. Pregnant and lactating women should not consume it. Unprocessed aloevera juice causes dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.

The Egyptians called it the plant of immortality, the Native Americans called it the wand of heaven, and Indians called it kumari, a virginal girl, probably referring to the youthful beauty of a young girl. Which makes sense because aloe vera does help restore your youthful beauty in more ways than one.

Aloe vera gel can be very beneficial for the skin, helping with sunburn, insect bites, rashes, cuts, and wounds. It’s is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and helps with regeneration of cells. It’s common knowledge that application of aloe vera gel to the skin can improve common skin ailments. But, did you know that aloe vera juice can be equally effective?

Aloe Vera juice contains the same antibacterial benefits that Aloe Vera gel is known to provide. It can be taken twice a day for optimal health benefits. You can extract enough gel from your plants to make 2 servings. If you want to refrigerate it, add the gel to 1 cup (8 oz) of citrus juice immediately and refrigerate. The citrus will act as a preservative. Making your own homemade Aloe Vera juice can ensure there are no unhealthy additives or preservatives, especially if you’re using an Aloe Barbadensis Miller plant that you’ve grown yourself. The Aloe Barbadensis Miller plant is the only Aloe Vera plant that contains the proper gel for making Aloe Vera juice.

Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice

Here is a list of aloe vera juice benefits that can help you avoid and cure ailments.

  • Aids in elimination of constipation, acting as a natural laxative
  • Aids in digestion and eases stomach aches and heartburn
  • Helps to regulate blood sugars
  • Detoxifies the body and colon
  • Helps with weight loss by increasing metabolic rate to burn more calories
  • Improves circulation
  • Aids in healing damage to internal tissues
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Retards the growth of cancerous tumors
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Contains immune boosting polysaccharides that helps reduce inflammation
  • Alkalizes body, reducing heart burn
  • Boosts vitamin and mineral Intake
  • Cures gums, in fact aloe gel is being increasingly used in toothpastes
  • Aloe vera juice is considered to have anti-carcinogenic properties
  • Rich source of amino acids
  • Aloe Vera contains germanium, a mineral that helps your body correct circulatory disturbances
  • Aloe juice boosts blood oxygenation, guarding your body against oxidative stress

Side Effects of Drinking Aloe Vera Juice

It is recommended that you drink no more than 2-4 ounces a day of Aloe vera juice. Ingesting more would lead to side effects, such as liver dysfunction, nausea and allergic reactions. But if you adhere to the recommended amount per day, you will see many wonderful benefits.

 Listed below are some side effects

  • Always check the labels before purchasing aloe vera juice to see the percentage of aloe vera in it. This will prevent you from consuming unhealthy fillers.
  • If you have any discomfort after consuming aloe vera juice, consult a doctor. Some people may face allergic reactions to aloe vera.
  • Sometimes, aloe vera can react with diabetes drugs. So you can ask your doctor whether it is safe to have aloe juice. If you are consuming aloe juice keep a close watch on your blood sugar levels.
  • If you suffer from intestinal conditions like Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis don’t have aloe latex or any product made from whole aloe leaf as acts as a bowel irritant.
  • If you suffer from hemorrhoids stay away aloe juice as it may worsen the condition.
  • Always have the correct doses of aloe vera, excess may cause severe kidney problems.
  • Aloe vera can interfere with the blood sugar levels during or after surgery. So stop taking aloe vera two weeks before a surgery.
  • Aloe vera might prevent the blood from clotting; this same function is done by Sevoflurane, the anesthesia used during surgery. So having aloe during surgery can cause excessive bleeding.
  • Never have aloe vera juice with Digoxin (Lanolin) since stimulant laxatives like aloe latex can decrease potassium levels and increase the side effects of Lanolin.
  • Aloe Vera can react with the oral medicines and reduce its efficiency.
  • Fenugreek and garlic do not digest well with aloe juice.
  •  Pregnant and lactating women should not consume aloe vera juice, due to its purgative and irritant qualities. It may stimulate uterine contractions in pregnant women, leading to miscarriage and birth defects.
  • Lactating women should also refrain from consuming aloe vera juice, as it contains anthraquinone which may lead to diarrhea. It is also considered unsafe for children below 12 years of age.
  • People, who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome and gastrointestinal problem, should not drink aloe vera juice, as it contains high amount of laxatives which can increase the severity of the problem.
  •  Drinking unprocessed aloe vera juice can cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalance in the body. It also changes urine color to pink or red in color.
  • Consumption of aloe vera juice can lead the body to produce excessive amounts of adrenaline, which can be harmful for people suffering from heart conditions.
  • It can lower potassium levels in the body, causing irregular heartbeats, weakness and soft muscles. Hence, it is not recommended for children and elderly people.
  • Consuming aloe vera juice, for more than a year can cause pseudomelanosis coli, a condition which increases the risk of colorectal cancer. There are even possibilities of carcinogenic risks if consumed in high amounts.
  • Aloe vera juice helps to lower blood sugar levels by decreasing insulin resistance in the body. Thus, people who are undergoing treatment for hypoglycemia or diabetes should consult their physician before consuming aloe vera juice.
  • Overdose of aloe vera juice can cause blood build-up in the pelvis, which leads to kidney damage.
  • Intake of aloe latex can cause depletion of the potassium from the cells of the intestinal lining.
  • Prolonged usage of aloe vera juice can increase the risk of constipation.

Conclusion

Aloe vera juice is quite different from topical gel versions, so make sure the label specifies use as a dietary supplement or juice. Supplements aren’t put through the same rigorous testing as drugs, so safety levels remain unknown; consumption may cause interaction with other items like drugs, herbs or foods, according to the American Cancer Society. Some reported side effects include gastrointestinal upset, electrolyte imbalance and liver inflammation in people who drank aloe juice for longer than a few weeks. As with any supplement, check with your doctor first. The best way for you to have aloe vera juice is to make it yourself so that you know it’s fresh. But remember to wash the yellow residue off which may cause indigestion.

By Rachelle Chandraan

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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192 comments
Stefanie Stromwall
Stefanie Stromwall 5pts

Thank you for posting this article. Balance and moderation are key.

Angela Mikula
Angela Mikula 5pts

I was diagnosed with diverticulitis and acid reflux and the Drs wanted to do surgery. I drank aloe vera juice for 2 years and am completely cured of both! I have tests and proved they are both gone!! This stuff works. I almost didn't drink it because I have a weak stomach for things that don't taste well. My friend had me taste George's Aloe Vera juice and it tastes like water! I drank it every day for 2 years and it was definitely worth it :)

Vasanti Rakshe
Vasanti Rakshe 5pts

You can eat small piece of inner part of aloe vera instead of juice , no side effects

Jaisri Parmar
Jaisri Parmar 5pts

Cynthia Van Beverhoudt-Harris. Please get in touch with me. I can guide to have the best products of Aloe Vera

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Give it a try! :) Cynthia Van Beverhoudt-Harris

Meera Singh
Meera Singh 5pts

if i use aloe vera on my face .,after that some rashish on my face...

Fadumo Hassan
Fadumo Hassan 5pts

Our grandparents used to give it to us when fall starts, the cold would really run away from you but since we used to drink when we were really young now none of my siblings would go close to drinking it's juice. The one I know is different has a bitter taste but this one I tasted it it's not that bad but I don't know if they have the same effect.

Keina Hamilton
Keina Hamilton 5pts

It gave me the runs...its good but in small quantities for me

Jane Dillard
Jane Dillard 5pts

Yes! Avoid the lips, it tastes so bitter. I use it all over my body & I lover it!

Yvonne Cairns
Yvonne Cairns 5pts

I CURED my ibs symptoms with just a teaspoon a day in my smoothies \U0001f60d

Steven Nelson
Steven Nelson 5pts

I burned myself very badly , on my calf . opened plant & rubbed it on burn area. Healed & shows No mark of what happened !! Heals cuts & burns amazingly !!!

Valerie Lee
Valerie Lee 5pts

I think I should buy a plant from the market tmr!!

Subbarao Rao
Subbarao Rao 5pts

Aluveera use .how to help.health tips.what's up 09493324637 mail.subbaraok66gmail.com

Flor Luna
Flor Luna 5pts

I have usrd it fresh for many things. I treated my stomach ulcers by mixing it with papaya juice and drinking it

Flor Luna
Flor Luna 5pts

Yes. Slice leaves vertically and scoop out the gel. I put it in my smoothies

Flor Luna
Flor Luna 5pts

It is not. Harsh are the ingred. in all of the other stuff we use.

Nora Zuniga
Nora Zuniga 5pts

I use it in my scars and they're disappearing but I'm a little hesitant to use it on my face.. Is it safe?

Nansre Luna
Nansre Luna 5pts

You can eat,only the inside gelatin!

Vignesh SV
Vignesh SV 5pts

Anyway "Kumari" is a Tamil word.

Diam Ddeva
Diam Ddeva 5pts

I got a plant of aloe vera can i use it fresh to eat it?

Mariam Ngururi
Mariam Ngururi 5pts

Is it safe on the face? I think its kinda harsh. . . I fear using it on face

Eva Ramrattan
Eva Ramrattan 5pts

love it eat the flesh and rub the skin on ur face and body best cleanser fr. inside out

Jane Huber
Jane Huber 5pts

Great for your skin agreed! \U0001f44c

Kaynat Rahman
Kaynat Rahman 5pts

how can i make my hair thiker and longer hair fast ???pls reply.

Delia Orea
Delia Orea 5pts

Yes, exactly...muscle pain...bruises it is good.

Kaynat Rahman
Kaynat Rahman 5pts

its remov dandraf ,hair loss and its help for thin hair becom thiker hair . otherwise its remove dryness from ur skin .

Urmila Jagtap
Urmila Jagtap 5pts

Can be used in pain, for, legs, feet, palm etc.rashes.

Delia Orea
Delia Orea 5pts

Also good for face..you make it like astringent after washing it...just leave it overnight.. and proven ...its good result.

Delia Orea
Delia Orea 5pts

I used it as hot oil to my hair...i make coconut milk, turmeric finger size..aloe vera flesh at least 3 stem ... its good to my hair. Now its not falling anymore.. i do this once a week.