Aloe vera juice is obtained by extracting the fresh mucilaginous gel from the centre of the cut leaves of the Aloe vera plant.
vera juice appears as a clear liquid similar in appearance to water.
The Juice is prepared from aloe gel which is usually freeze dried and
diluted before taking internally. Aloe herb known for its soothing
effects can be used externally and internally. Some of the external
indications include wound healing, burn and sunburn relief, abrasions,
cold sores, insect bites, boils and pimples.
The fresh untreated
gel from the Aloe vera plant has a very bitter taste. There are,
however, a range of Aloe vera juices available that have had the bitter
Aloe vera juice is suggested
internally for problems of digestion and poor blood circulation. It can
also be helpful against infections, varicose veins and arthritis.
rich nutrient gel has a soothing effect on the gut. Aloe vera juice can
be used as a natural remedy in the treatment of stomach ulcer and mouth
ulcers. The soothing effect can relieve constipation. Aloe vera juice
not only has a healing effect, but if constipation or diarrhoea is
present, it can return the stools to normal. It takes a few weeks to
cleanse the colon, but regular periodic use may help keep the colon
As with any substance, it is possible to develop an
intolerance to aloe vera juice so this treatment should not be used on
an ongoing basis. Aloe vera may also be helpful in reducing the severity
of colitis (inflammation of the colon).
NOT to be taken
by women during pregnancy or while breastfeeding as Aloe vera may cause
uterine contractions which could induce labour. A woman taking Aloe vera
whilst breastfeeding can pass it onto her child as it is excreted into
breast milk. The aloe may be too harsh on the immature digestive system
of the infant which can result in nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.