One name that comes up frequently when it comes to health, hair and skin care is aloe vera. While everyone is aware of its numerous health benefits, closing its eyes and consuming large amounts can be harmful to your body. Excessive intake of aloe vera can lead to various health problems. Therefore, we should seek medical advice before taking too much of it.
Excessive intake of aloe vera and its application on the skin can cause skin allergies. As a result, you may experience problems such as rashes, redness, skin irritation and itching.
Many people consume aloe vera juice on an empty stomach in the morning to lose weight. This can cause dehydration and you may experience panic and nausea.
Prolonged use of aloe vera can also cause diarrhea. Aloe vera has laxative properties that can increase the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Its juice also contains a laxative fluid called anthraquinone, which can cause abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea.
Regular consumption of aloe vera juice can reduce the amount of potassium in the body. This can make you feel nervous and weak.
Aloe vera should not be used to treat deep cuts and severe burns. Aloe vera allergies are more common in people with allergies to garlic, onions and tulips. Oral intake of aloe vera is also more dangerous. If you have problems with bowel, heart disease, hemorrhoids, kidney problems, diabetes or electrolyte imbalance you should avoid it altogether.
If you regularly take any medications, it is important to consult your doctor before starting to use aloe vera. It can interact with medications and supplements, such as diabetes medications, heart medications, laxatives and steroids, and can cause complications.
(Disclaimer: The health tips shared in this article are based on common practices and general knowledge. Readers are advised to consult a doctor before going home and following.)