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Aloe contraindications

Two words about Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera, also known as Aloe Barbadensis Miller, is one of the most used plants, both in herbal medicine and in preparations intended for large-scale distribution. It is a plant with remarkable healing qualities, which comes to the rescue both to treat skin disorders, such as minor burns, and therefore is used outside, but it is also used for the inside with juices or drinks. The parts that are most used are the leaves, from which the juice and the soothing gel of Aloe are extracted. Recent scientific discoveries, however, have shown that the plant, and this without taking away any of the beneficial effects it can have on our body, contains aloin, an active ingredient that if taken in high quantities, can seriously irritate the intestinal mucosa and have laxative effects. .

What are the contraindications of Aloe Vera?


As briefly mentioned in the previous paragraph, excessive use of Aloe can lead to exponentially irritating the intestinal mucous membranes, causing laxative effects that can be very debilitating for our body. For this reason, aloin, especially in the case of products for large-scale distribution such as beverages, is eliminated in advance. These contraindications occur above all in the gastrointestinal system, with severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, which can lead to progressive dehydration, also if you take other drugs, before starting to use Aloe it is good to consult your own doctor, because the two preparations could interfere with each other. The intake of Aloe is also not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding, for it makes the milk for the unborn child bitter. As for the gel, there would be no particular contraindications.

Correct dosage of Aloe


One of the ways to avoid running into the contraindications of Aloe Vera is to respect the correct dosages. As for the products to be used for the outside, such as creams or gels, there are no particular instructions to follow, as it has been shown that Aloe products for external use have no contraindications. As for the products to be used internally, except for example those intended for the large-scale distribution network, it is good to ask the herbalist or your doctor for advice, but if there are no detailed indications, generally you should never exceed the intake of 50 ml per day, as in the case of Aloe juice. Aloe juice can be taken both in pure form, but also diluted in a little water or fruit juice.

Aloe contraindications: Where is Aloe found


Since the extraction process from the Aloe plant is quite long, we recommend that you use creams, juice or other Aloe preparations that are already found in herbal medicine. Some are deprived of aloin, the substance that causes most of the contraindications of Aloe, therefore consumption does not present particular dangers. In large supermarkets you can find Aloe sweetened drinks, which contain both Aloe juice and pieces of the plant itself. They are very thirst-quenching and invigorating, and therefore ideal if you are planning long sessions in the gym or physical exertion. As for the gel and pure juice, both products can be found in herbalist shops or at specialized retailers, such as Aloe Vera Forever, which is also found in Italy.

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