Traditionally, Aloe vera, the succulent plant species is used as herbal medicines. Now a days Aloe vera is also used in cosmetic and in many medicines as well. Some people also use Aloe vera juice because of its positive effect in the human body. The Aloe vera juice helps in treating body pains, cuts, curing wounds and many more. But you really have to be very careful regarding the dosage in which you will be having the Aloe vera juice and also the latex content of Aloe vera triggers various side effects in human body. It has been found that Aloe vera juice interacts with various drug classes which ultimately reduce the effect of drugs. Hence, it is always advisable to the people suffering from diabetes or cardiovascular disease not to have Aloe vera juice.
Here are some side effects that Aloe vera juice can actually have
Anthraquinone- a well known laxative content of Aloe vera can trigger severe diarrhea. One has to be really careful while having Aloe vera juice. Severe diarrhea is accompanied by muscular cramps, abdominal pains and in most severe cases dehydration can also occur.
Some persons are prone to allergy with some kind of food product or the other. It is still ok when some people use Aloe vera as cosmetic. But when Aloe vera is ingested in the form of juice it can trigger allergic reaction to many people. Aloe vera might cause some allergic reaction like itching, rashes, swelling etc. Any sort of allergic reaction must be medically taken care of by rushing to the doctor before it gets worse.
Prone To Colorectal Cancer
Excessive intake of Aloe vera juice can increase the risk of having colorectal cancer. Because excessive intake of laxative content-Aloe vera juice causes Pseudomelanosis coli, a disorder where the colon gets pigmented which ultimately leads to cancer.
Excessive content of Aloe vera juice causes increase production of adrenaline. Increased content of adrenaline is very much harmful of the person suffering from cardiovascular diseases. Excessive intake of Aloe vera juice causes irregular heart beat and also lowers the potassium level in the body.
Irregular Bowel Movement
Laxative content of Aloe vera especially anthraquinone is very much harmful when consumed in high amount. The laxative content of Aloe vera juice causes stomach ache, loose stools, gastro-intestinal problem and irregular digestion and bowel movements.
Daily intake of laxative content- Aloe vera juice is very much harmful during pregnancy because excessive consumption of Aloe vera juice can cause irregular or abnormal activities of the reproductive organs as the laxative content juice stimulates the uterine contraction in females which might be harmful to the fetus and in some serious cases it might also lead to miscarriage.
One must always maintain the dose level of having Aloe vera juice. Increased consumption of Aloe vera juice leads to blood build up the pelvic area which can lead to kidney damage.
Beside these serious side effects Aloe vera juice can also cause Crohn’s disease, appendicitis, ulcers, endocrinal problems, liver problem and many more. It is always good to have Aloe vera juice but one should not have an over dose of the same which can pose a threat to his/ her life. Along with some side effects this plant has numerous benefits too which can’t be ignored.