Working with Aloe Vera
The juice of aloe vera is taken internally for constipation and to soothe ulcers, arthritis, and colitis. A fresh leaf or the juice of aloe vera is applied for burns, sunburn, poison oak (can be safely used around the eyes), and wounds. As a skin emollient, aloe vera is often an ingredient in cosmetics.
Caution: The resinous layer just beneath the skin contains anthraquinones, which have a strong laxative effect on the bowels.
Aloe Vera has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COOL.
Conditions treated with Aloe Vera
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The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.