What are the properties of Aloe Vera in supplements?

The properties of Aloe Vera



The supplements containing Aloe Vera


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Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis)

TBS Ingredient ID (TBSI ID):
NameFamily
Aloe BarbadensisLiliaceae
Aloe BarbadensisAsphodelaceae
NameCommon Names
Aloe BarbadensisAloe Vera, Aloes, Aloe, Cape, Barbados, Aloe Vera Gel, Aloe Barbadensis, Barbados Aloe, Curacao Aloe
Latin NameEMA
Aloes Folii Succus SiccatusAloes Folii Succus Siccatus
Description
The gel inside of the leaves of the Aloe plant can be used externally to treat minor burns, sun burn, cuts, scrapes and poison ivy. Aloe gel is good for moisturizing the skin and is a main ingredient of many skin care products. Many people use it to reduce acne and treat other skin problems.
Caution
Some people have taken Aloe internally as a laxative. The Mayo Clinic website states that this is not safe and can lead to severe cramping, diarrhea and dangerous imbalances of electrolytes even if used infrequently.
Parts Used Medicinally:Leaves
Habitat
Aloe Is Native To The Mediterranean. It Also Grows In Latin America And The Caribbean.