Aloe vera used for many intestinal problems and Auto Immune Deficiency
Aloes is recommended for rheumatic arthritis, which is also an autoimmune disease. Fibromyalgia goes together with not only pain, but also often also digestive problems. Possibly, Aloes vera can help against fibromyalgia in general when taken over a longer period, along with other kinds of treatment and therapy. Digestion is one of the two main areas of well-attested success for aloe vera (the other being the skin), although it doesn't work equally much for everyone. In the past, Aloes was used as an emmenagogue, small doses increasing menstrual flow. The gel is used topically to aid wound healing and to relieve burns including sunburn; it encourages skin regeneration. Internally, it is used for colonic irrigation.
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Aloe barbadensis (Mill.)
"Curacao aloes", "Barbados aloes", "first-aid plant", "medicine plant"
Unfortunately, it's too little known that aloe vera very often works well for both constipation and the opposite condition. It does not work for parasites . Rather it works for bacteria, viruses, candida, the ph balance, and the skin of the walls of the intestines. Aloes is good for the immune system (supposedly because the walls of the intestines are a part of the immune system), which is a point to consider for lupus, since a boosted immune system will boost the lupus as well. The immune system will not be boosted per se, but rather get better conditions to work under, since the intestines will not leak bacteria and other bad stuff into the organism so much (and which, according to some theories, especially advocated by colon hydrotherapists, could be a cause of various diseases). Aloes is recommended for rheumatic arthritis, which is also an autoimmune disease. Fibromyalgia goes together with not only pain, but also often also digestive problems. Possibly, Aloes vera can help against fibromyalgia in general when taken over a longer period, along with other kinds of treatment and therapy. Digestion is one of the two main areas of well-attested success for aloe vera (the other being the skin), although it doesn't work equally much for everyone. In the past, Aloes was used as an emmenagogue, small doses increasing menstrual flow. The gel is used topically to aid wound healing and to relieve burns including sunburn; it encourages skin regeneration. Internally, it is used for colonic irrigation.
THERAPEUTICS & PHARMACOLOGY
Aloes is taken internally as a purgative, acting on the lower bowel. It may be used in atonic constipation although over dosage can result in diarrhea, gastritis and nephritis. To avoid griping, it should be taken in conjunction with carminative and antispasmodic herbs. It is the 1,8-dihydroxyanthracene derivatives such as barbaloin, which have a laxative effect. As glycosides they are not absorbed in the upper gut but break down to the active aglycone in the colon and rectum. Laxatives containing anthranoids induce active secretion of water and electrolytes into the lumen of the gut and inhibit the absorption of electrolytes and water by the colon. The increased volume of contents of the colon activates peristalsis.
Take in conjunction with antispasmodics or carminatives to counteract griping. Metal salts are often used to enhance its action (e.g. iron pills).
Before eating the gel the leaves must be washed and cleared of the green skin. Consuming the outer leaf can cause severe diarrhea and abdominal pain. Also, all the yellow liquid that drips out of the leaf when it is cut must be washed away because this has a strong laxative effect. This yellow liquid is found in the pericyclic cells of the vascular bundles located just beneath the thick green rind of the leaf. The yellow sap has a number of laxative anthraquinones, the major being aloin. The laxative action of these anthraquinones may be associated with considerable abdominal cramping in humans. If the aloin is retained by using the whole leaf, then this makes the juice extremely bitter.
The hand-filleting procedure should be used to avoid contamination of the internal gel fillet with the yellow sap. Filet the leaf, removing the green outer portion, which contains the aloin, and leaving just the gel that exists in the leaf, the part being removed representing between five and ten percent of the gel. That gel hangs together by itself when the leaf is first filleted, just a few minutes later, the enzymes in the gel will break the structure down so that it will become a running fluid instead of a standing gel. The gel can be blended in a kitchen blender. Then some sugar, honey or maple syrup may be added as well as water or fruit juice to make it more pleasing to drink.
As a laxative, taken internally, encapsulated dietary supplements of 50-200 mg per day. About 1-3 ounces (1 ounce = 1 tablespoon) of aloe gel can be taken by mouth for constipation relief. Take a single dose at bedtime or consume this in divided doses throughout the day. One should start with a small dose and increase it over a week or so, to avoid diarrhea.
Aloes should be taken for a maximum of 8-10 days, not more than two weeks.
The plant is strongly purgative so great care should be taken over the dosage. As with anything, it is possible some people may be allergic to the Aloe gel. The skin and inner layer of yellow juice of the Aloe leaf must be discarded. Only the transparent gel is to be used. Over dosage can cause gastritis, diarrhea and nephritis. As Aloes stimulates uterine contractions, it should be avoided during pregnancy. Also, because it is excreted in breast milk, it should be avoided during lactation, as it may be purgative to the child. It should also be avoided in kidney disorders, hemorrhoids or irritable bowel conditions. Aloes turns the urine red.
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