Aloe Vera Juice Benefits
If you are researching intestinal blockages, you will find this article of some use.
Intestinal health is one of the benefits of drinking aloe vera juice on a daily basis. However it can be a bad idea when dealing with a blockage of the intestine.
Internally, aloe vera keeps our digestive system, bowels and colon working in top condition. Keeping us free from blockages of the intestine, constipation, and helping with the treating IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), but once a blockage has occured, you need to seek out medical attention.
100% pure aloe vera juice and aloe vera gel can provide relief in the form of lubrication and moving things along. It is known for its laxative qualities which is sometimes all that is needed to get the build up to release. I like to think of aloe vera as a soap for our insides, cleaning it out! It has purgative qualities so it is not recommended for those who have a blockage.
Preventing Intestinal Problems
Aloe vera juice and gel should be used for the prevention of blockages, IBS and digestive issues. Once you have problems, as I mentioned above, you need to stop the aloe vera intake and get some medical attention. There are other ways to deal with these issues without using herbs with laxative and purgative qualities.
I use aloe vera juice (actually the Forever Living Aloe Vera Gel) on a daily basis, 6 ounces to prevent bowel and digestive issues and keep my digestive tract in top working order. I have found that internally taking aloe vera has relieved many of the issues that I was experiencing like casual constipation, bloating, and having difficulties with digestion.
It has really regulated my system like clockwork. Without taking the aloe vera, it seems I return to my sluggish ways in a matter of a few weeks.
Aloe vera contains substances that are anti bacterial, anti viral and acts as a soap for our insides. Cleaning you out so to speak. This is why it is not recommended for those who are already suffering from an intestinal blockage.
The University of Maryland Medical Center has posted this statement:
Aloe (Aloe vera/Aloe barbadensis/Aloe ferox) juice or aloe latex, a yellow, bitter liquid derived from the skin of the aloe leaf, is a powerful laxative. However, it can cause painful cramping and is not recommended. Other gentler, herbal laxatives from the same plant family as aloe (such as cascara and senna) are generally recommended first.
Aloe Vera Gel is the gentler form that is suggested above, it is not incorporating the portions of the aloe leaf that contain the substance that causes your system to purge with its strong laxitive effects. It is a gentle cleanse to your system. You should not experience cramping, blood in your stool, or any other adverse reaction. If you do, stop taking the aloe vera juice right away.
An intestinal blockage is indicating something is wrong. Aloe vera can be used to prevent blockages, but is not suggested to be used as a means to clear a blockage.
Indicators Of Intestinal Health
Each of our systems, including our bowels and intestines work differently. You may have three bowel movements a day or you may have three a week. This can be considered healthy, depending on your own bodies cycle.
Signs of an unhealthy bowel are when things suddenly change, perhaps your stools become harder, or less frequent or you experience pain and blood in your stool. This is when you need to seek out medical attention. A change in your bowel movements and system can be a sign of other problems.
It is always recommended that you get checked out by a doctor if you experience any of the indicators of problems noted above.
Aloe vera is a great preventitive medicine, but once a problem occurs you can make it worse with herbal remedies and solutions. You doctor will help you make the right decision on what the best form of treatment for an intestinal blockage may be.
I hope you found this article useful, and good luck.
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