Aloe Vera products are produced from the complete leaf of the plant. It is commonly found in skincare products, but quality can vary significantly.
It is utilized in a wide range of cosmetics, toiletries, and skin maintenance products because it may assist treat dryness, itching, eczema, psoriasis, and frostbite.
Check the aloe content of products before buying. Many cosmetics have less than 2% aloe, but you require at least 25% aloe for successful treatment.
Aloe juice, tablets, and capsules for internal use are meant to improve digestion, relieve indigestion and help the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and peptic ulcers.
It is believed to have activity against bacteria and viruses and helps combat inflammation – it is used to help measles, mumps, chickenpox, and shingles.
Bitter aloes used to be given for constipation and is still used to stop nail-biting.
Its activity is due to a unique and complex combination of substances – over 140 have so far been identified.
Recognized recommendations are vague, so be guided by product labels and manufacturer’s instructions.
Side effects and toxic problems are rare, but your urine may turn red. This is alarming but harmless.
Raw aloe juice is yellow and has a bitter flavor. Added flavours mask the taste.
Beware of “cold and carbon filtered” products. Cold filtration gives unstable products, while carbon filtration eliminates the bitter taste and the active ingredients also.
The seal of approval of the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) assurances quality. Cheap products will possibly have little aloe content.