Aloe Vera (Gel, Juice, Leaf)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAMES: Aloë africana; Aloë barbadensis; Aloë ferox; Aloë spicata
  • INDICATIONS: Oral: anesthetic, antiseptic, antipyretic, antipruritic, vasodilator, anti-inflammatory, vermifuge, antifungal. antiulcer, diabetes, asthma
    Topical: promote healing, cold sores, ulceration, radiations injuries, psoriasis, frostbite. Also used in cosmetics and for its moisturizing and emollient properties
  • SYNONYM: Liliaceae
  • CLASS: Anthroquinone glycoside, Anti-inflammatory
  • HALF-LIFE: N/A
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Arsenic

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: N/A

One blade of aloe can be used for weeks. The severed end of the blade is self healing.

I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon (Proverbs 7:17).
Cleopatra regarded the gel as a fountain of youth and used it to preserve her skin against the ravages of the Egyptian sun.

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SKIN
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC
RENAL
HEMATOLOGIC
OTHER


Page last updated 09/20/2018

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric