Aloe vera juice is the liquid that comes out of the aloe vera plant when cut or squeezed. For hundreds and probably thousands of years, it has been used medicinally as a soothing balm for burns, cuts and scrapes. Today it is used for the same purposes, and also many more. I love aloe vera juice of gel for sunburn treatment, and I also find it makes a great skin protector to be used after shaving or on dry patches of skin.
Aloe vera juice has more recently become very popular as a drink and for use internally. By drinking 2-4 oz twice a day, aloe vera juice can alleviate or eliminate your constipation. It is a strong laxative when used in strong concentrations. You can also help your constipation when taking it in capsules. Look for aloe capsules or drinks that have other herbs to tone down its strong effect in the colon.
Aloe is also packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients. This array of nutrients gives it its natural healing power.
There are some aloe vera juice and herbal combinations that you can drink to help soothe an upset stomach. Since aloe is good for skin repairs it is also good for internal tissue breaks. If you have an ulcer or tissue breaks in the esophagus or stomach lining, using aloe will probably give you a little bit of pain until it heals that area.
Most of us know that aloe vera is excellent for treatment of minor cuts and scrapes, burns and also sunburn. It is used in all kinds of cosmetics and I like to have a bottle 99% pure aloe for emergencies and of course to apply on my face and hair before bedtime.
If you drink aloe vera juice, here are some of the benefits you can expect:
Good for blood circulation
Benefits and regulates blood pressure
Good for disorders of the bones and joints
Benefits the immune system
Defends the body against hostile organisms
Provides exceptional nutritional value for health and energy
Excellent for healing tissue damage inside the body
Using aloe vera juice for stomach problems is a wise idea. It has a long history of helping people with a variety of skin and internal problems. Its use for skin repair is one of its major properties.
Aside from juice, aloe is also available in powder but it is not recommended since its nutritional is decreased. When you buy aloe, you only want 100% stabilized aloe gel drinks, which are packaged in containers that block light. Light and oxygen deteriorate the properties of aloe.
Check your aloe label to see if it has been manufactured in your country. In the US, those products manufactured out side of the US do not always have good manufacturing practices and produce aloe of lower quality and of questionable value.
Use a good quality aloe that only contains the gel center of the plant and not the whole leaf. If you have constipation then drinking the juice, or adding some gel to your smoothies, or taking capsules of aloe will quickly give you relief. If you take to much aloe, you may experience some cramps, so just back off on the amount used and try again.