The aloe plant has been used for medicinal purposes in places like ancient Egypt since 4000 BC, and it may be in your succulent garden today!
The aloe plant has been used for medicinal purposes in places like ancient Egypt since 4000 BC, and it may be in your succulent garden today! As many people know, the gel from the inside the succulent plant’s leaves can be used for the treatment of sunburn and other minor skin burns and irritations. (For more serious burns and other skin conditions, seek medical help before using.)
But what about aloe juice? We’re glad you asked! The juice of the aloe plant is made from the leaf’s skin and contains the compound called aloin, which acts as a laxative. Manufacturers often claim that aloe juice may aid with digestion, help control blood sugar and reduce asthma symptoms, but claims have not been supported by research.
Aloe juice is not recommended for small children, pregnant women or people taking medications to control diabetes as it may cause stomach and gastric intestinal upset and interfere with the action of certain medications. Discuss the use of aloe juice with your health care professional before consuming.