Can you really drink aloe vera?

@berta67 (176)
Virgin Islands (British)
January 4, 2007 11:13am CST
Some people say that they stay healty by drinking aloe. Anyone who knows moore? i thougt it was for sunburned skin and small wounds.
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• United States
5 Jan 07
Sure can!! It dosen't have much of a taste to it really, but just like it helps with skin and wounds, it can help your digestive tract and help prevent other "tummy" issues. Its good for you and certainly won't harm you. I get mine by the gal. at my local health food store. :)
@berta67 (176)
• Virgin Islands (British)
6 Jan 07
ok sounds great thanks!
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@janet069 (663)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Yep, I drink it every day. You can buy the pure juice that you drink. It gives you energy and naturally makes you feel better. It also helps your body absorb nutrients that it would otherwise expel.
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@berta67 (176)
• Virgin Islands (British)
5 Jan 07
ok so it is true thanks!
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@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
1 May 07
You can use 'em for drinkin' and for burns, sores, and small wounds. If you're not allergic to aloe anyways..few people are. Lucky me, I'm allergic so I'll never be able to satisfy my curiousity with the answer of whether or not it'd be tasty to drink aloe juice lol.
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• Australia
1 May 07
I drink aloe vera, make my skin more healthy and shinny. Good for my health too, make me feel more fresh. You should try that, the taste is good.
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@mayblaiz (31)
• Canada
18 Apr 07
Wow, I'm starting to love myLot more and more. I just bought an aloe vera drink today and did a search on whether or not it would be useful. The brand is by Shangrila and the grape flavor tastes great!!! However, the first ingredient is water and the second one is sugar.... so what I did was water it down... when do you start noticing the benefits? Do you take it every day?
@weemam (13378)
5 Mar 07
What an interesting discussion , I too thought you could only put it on cuts and grazes but I have now read your replies, thanks for that information xx
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
3 Feb 07
Yes, you can drink aloe vera, they come in bottles with aloe vera juice or gel and you drink it daily to keep you healthy, it's good for your digestive system.
@adihindu (1922)
• India
31 Oct 08
Aloe vera is one of Nature’s gifts. Aloe Vera is a cactus-like plant but is actually part of the lily family. Aloe is one of the oldest healing plants known to mankind. Even in the bible its described for its healing properties. Generally the most widely used and most effective species of aloe. Aloe vera is used today in many products, including moisturizers, skin lotions and cosmetics, burn gels and even sun screen creams. Aloe vera also has a history of traditional use by Americans for stomach disorders and intestinal disorders including constipation, hemorrhoids , colitis and colon problems. Aloe vera contains numerous vitamins like C, A, E, B and minerals like Phosphorous, Calcium, Copper, Zinc, Magnesium, Manganese. Enzymes, amino acids, natural sugars and agents which may be anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. Benefits from the use of aloe vera juice include. 1. Aloe Vera moisturize and soften the skin - Aloe Vera has become so popular among consumers is that it possesses incredible moisturizing properties. Aloe Vera is currently one of the most important ingredients in the cosmetics industry, being utilized in over about 95% of the dermatologically valuable extracts manufactured worldwide. 2. Aloe Vera speeds the burns and wound healing - Numerous studies have shown improved burns and wound healing in both diabetics as well as non diabetic individuals using Aloe Vera. When aloe vera applied to a burns and wound area, increases both the rate of wound closure and the tensile strength of the wound via the proliferation of cells, including skin, liver, nerve and blood cells. 3. Aloe vera kill fungus and bacteria - Aloe vera contains numerous vitamins and minerals , which speeds up to kill the fugus and bacteria. 4. Aloe vera helps to cures constipation, diarrhea and other intestinal problems (when taken internally) - Aloe Vera juice can relieve internal problems and may be one of the plant's most ancient uses. Many people who have suffered from indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, increased stomach acid, peptic and duodenal ulcers, and colitis have reported relief from these conditions following ingestion of Aloe Vera juice. 5. Aloe vera improves blood sugar balancing - Studies showed that combining 1-tablespoon of Aloe Juice twice daily with glyburide (a medication to lower blood sugar in diabetics), significantly improved blood sugar and lipid levels in people with diabetes, compared with placebo. Aloe may therefore have numerous beneficial effects in diabetic individuals. 6. Aloe vera cures itching, burns and sunburn - The soothing and healing qualities of Aloe Vera are well known for any type of itching, burn and is especially popular for sunburn.
• United States
14 May 08
its nasty
@madlees (1381)
• India
12 May 08
Yes, you can drink Aloe! In fact, researchers recommend it. Aloe vera, along with protein; calcium; magnesium; zinc; vitamins A, C, and E; vitamin B-complex; and essential fatty acids, is a valuable component of a diet that’s healthful for skin. Healthy skin also depends on good digestion. A healthy digestive tract and liver are needed to properly convert vitamins, minerals, fats, and proteins into absorbable nutrients essential for healthy skin. Researchers have found that eating on the run and having reduced digestive juices in the body can create an internal environment in which as little as 10 percent of nutrients eaten may actually be absorbed into the blood stream. Aloe vera juice is an herbal bitter. This means that when no sulfites or water are added the juice contains a pH range of 4.7-5.2 and aids digestion. The best time to drink the juice is before meals. you can find out more about aloevera and its good and healthy properties from the site http://consciouschoice.com/2001/cc1402/aloevera1402.html
@lizzyt2007 (1312)
• Craig, Alaska
16 Dec 07
I was taught growing up that Aloe vera was only for cuts and burns, this is cool you can drink it to wow. I think is a new think I just learned I am glad you started this.