Main features of the aloe
Aloe (also known as aloe vera, aloe, desert lily, burning plant, elephant gall, aloe barbadensis) is a plant that is very well suited to indoor environments; It has been known since ancient times for its innumerable beneficial properties. In the past it has been used for its soothing, healing, laxative etc. properties. From this plant are mainly extracted two products: the gel and the juice. The first is extracted concretely from the pulp, has a gelatinous, transparent consistency and consists of glucomannans, other polysaccharides and other elements both organic and inorganic. This gel is mainly used for the treatment of wounds, burns, skin irritations and used in the manufacture of some cosmetics. The second one, from the bitter taste, is extracted from the part of the plant that is under the film, a characteristic element of the leaf itself. It mainly consists of glycosides, anthraquinones and aloin. It is taken orally with the aim of treating coughs, constipation, diabetes, arthritis, headaches, sores, wounds and ulcers. However, the main benefit that can be drawn from this juice is the laxative effect thanks to the presence of anthraquinones.
As later you will notice aloe vera, it has more beneficial effects than contraindications. The juice and gel of this plant allow the cure or even the only alleviation of some problems both of external and internal type.
as regards the relief or cure of some problems aloe vera offers relief to all those who suffer from: acidity of the stomach, rheumatoid arthritis, allergic asthma, burns, heartburn, baldness, candida, capillaries, cystitis, cholesterol, colitis, ulcerative colitis, conjunctivitis, cramps, Crohn's disease, plays a bactericidal action on dental plaque, hemorrhoids, enteritis, hiatal hernia, helps to correct liver dysfunctions, flatulence, herpes, indigestion, hypertension, psoriasis, eczema, sunburn and many other pathologies.
Aloe contraindications: Contraindications
The aloe plant has been known since ancient times for its healing, healing and soothing properties. From this plant we can extract both the gel (which corresponds to the pulp) and the juice that is found just below the leaf itself. However, like any other plant, there are contraindications regarding this plant and serious harm can be done if you do not pay particular attention.
the contraindications of aloe are as many as the soothing and healing effects of the plant itself.
as regards the juice of the aloe, as it is an anthraquinone purgative it is a strong laxative (it can produce diarrhea and strong cramps in the abdominal region) which does not occur immediately but only after six or seven hours from its intake. We must remember that during this period, we must not take other laxatives or a subsequent dose of aloe as we will have a greater laxative effect and we will do nothing but worsen our intestinal situation.
It is highly discouraged both during pregnancy and during lactation since aloe can pass into breast milk, making it bitter and sometimes creating side effects for the baby.
Even during the menstrual cycle it is very discouraged because it can only increase blood flow.
We always avoid giving aloe to children and to all those affected by: Crohn's disease, bowel diseases, haemorrhoids, varicose veins, diabetes, kidney problems or appendicitis.
We also advise against prolonged use of this juice because, being an anthraquinone drug, it can damage the colon and cause melanosis; we must never take it concomitantly with diuretics, cortisone, thiazides, cardioactive glycosides and licorice; all this because this combination can lead to hypokalemia (lack of potassium in the blood).
In other words, to avoid the occurrence of a single side effect it is necessary to take aloe juice according to the right doses, for short periods and without taking it with other medicines.
The use of the gel, on the other hand, seems to have not yet encountered side effects, so it can be used for sunburn or other heat sources, to treat psoriasis or eczema and other diseases of this kind.
Lastly, it is useful to remember to always pay close attention to the aloe vera when using it (both the juice and the gel) and ask for advice from our trusted doctor, in order to avoid getting certain complications or simply to make the most of the characteristics of this miraculous plant, able to soothe, alleviate, eliminate bacteria, burns, burns, without having to take certain drugs that could create problems for our body.