Top 13 Amazing Benefits of Aloe Vera – Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel and Juice, Side Effects

Aloe Vera is a magical plant and a beneficial and popular herb. It has thick and fresh green leaves and has a very slimy nature.

It is slipping into your hands while cleaning and removing the upper layer. Water, vitamins, nutrients, polysaccharides, and antioxidants are present in its thick leaves.

Aloe Vera can be grown in all areas; many people have grown it in their homes. It is beneficial in treating many skin problems, and it is used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries very much. It is also used as an alternative to many medicines and skincare products.

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How to use it?

Aloe Vera is grown in homes and can be purchase from markets too. Readymade Aloe Vera gel, shampoo, and creams are available in stores, and you can get it from markets in the form of gel and juice.

What is the method of preparation of Aloe Vera gel?

Steps to prepare Aloe Vera gel:

  1. First of all, peel off the edges of Aloe Vera by using a knife.
  2. Now, The upper and lower layers are removed.
  3. The transparent material is shifted to a clean plate.
  4. Now, mashed it.
  5. Aloe Vera gel is ready to use.

The ready made Aloe Vera gel is also available at stores if you do not want to prepare it at home.

What is the method of preparation of Aloe Vera juice?

Aloe Vera is bitter; drinking pure Aloe Vera juice is a difficult task. Some taste enhancers are used to change its taste like fruits, lemon, and honey.

  1. Separate the transparent gel from dark green layers.
  2. Wash the gel with excessive water.
  3. Remove the latex from the gel because it is poisonous material.
  4. Put the gel into the juicer according to your need.
  5. Add some water into the gel and switch on the juicer.
  6. When crushing and grinding is completed, pour the juice into a glass.
  7. Add one tablespoon of organic honey into it.
  8. Add half lemon juice into it.
  9. Delicious juice is ready to drink.


Take Aloe Vera in refrigeration at least 24 hours, and then it is perfectly ready to make gel and juice.

What are the uses of Aloe Vera?

Aloe Vera is used for many purposes like:

  • Healthy hair
  • Improve eye vision
  • Acne problems
  • Constipation
  • Dandruff, and many others.

Aloe Vera has many disadvantages too. You should take advice from your doctor before using it and if you have faced any side-effects of Aloe Vera, then stop to use it.

Everything is not adequate for everyone’s body, maybe someone is allergic and sensitive to that, but he/she doesn’t know. So, people should refrain from excessive use of Aloe Vera.

What are the benefits of Aloe Vera?

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Aloe Vera has many benefits which directly or indirectly affects our body as it can also cure many skin related problems and many other problems of our body. Some benefits of Aloe Vera are:

13. It is beneficial for controlling blood sugar level and lower cholesterol

Aloe Vera can control the blood sugar level of the body. It is also helpful in lowering the blood cholesterol level.

12. It is beneficial for Canker Sore

It can cure canker sore, studies reveal that the use of Aloe Vera on mouth ulcer is healed and pain related to this ulcer can be reduced. People also use for other cancers. It provides aid in the ulcer.

11. It is beneficial for Constipation

Aloe Vera latex is used for treating constipation because it has laxative properties. Latex is a yellow and greenish layer of material that is present under the green hard layer of Aloe Vera.

According to Dr. Heidi Fowler, Aloe Vera can be used to prevent and treat constipation. Aloe Vera is reported to help some anemia.

Some studies suggest that Aloe Vera may be helpful with weight loss and lowering blood sugar levels, and it has an anti-inflammatory effect.

Aloe Vera latex is not too good; consult your doctor before using it. Drinking Aloe Vera juice is useful for poor digestion, gas, and acidity as it removes toxics material from your body.

10. It is beneficial for the prevention of Skin Wrinkles

Aloe Vera is useful in the prevention of reducing skin wrinkles. Skin becomes fresh and wrinkles free after taking oral Aloe Vera gel. Aloe Vera is rich in vitamin C and E; it helps in making skin young and beautiful.

9. It is beneficial to prevent dark circles

Aloe Vera is beneficial for removing dark circles. You can use just Aloe Vera or maybe add a vanishing and vitamin E oil; it helps eliminate dark circles.

8. It is beneficial for glowing skin

The simple Aloe Vera gel is also beneficial for fresh and ache-free skin. You can use Aloe Vera gel on the face before sleeping. It has moisturizing properties that provide moisture to the skin.

7. It is useful for long and beautiful eyelashes

It is useful for beautiful eyelashes. You can do a massage of gel on your eye lashing before sleeping.

6. It is beneficial for hair growth

Aloe Vera prevents many hair problems like itching scalp, hair fall, and dandruff. Proteolytic enzymes are present in its gel, and it removes dead skin cells from the scalp.

It has conditioning properties too that provide shiners and smoother effect to hairs. There are many ways to apply Aloe Vera on hairs, and it depends on you and your skin.

The Aloe Vera gel can be applied on the hair scalp, and after washing, hairs become soft, shiny, and beautiful.

5. It is beneficial for the healing of wounds

It is used in an emergency on wounds, and the healing process starts instantly, and it is easy to use on wounds, take pieces of Aloe Vera and rub its latex or gel on wounds.

The glucomannan is present in Aloe Vera gel, which helps in the growth of fibroblasts and enhances the healing process of wounds. It prevents itching, inflammation, and infection of the skin.

Free radicals cause inflammation. Antioxidants are found in Aloe Vera, which helps in the prevention of inflammation after fighting with free radicals. But avoid using deep cuts and injuries; otherwise, it causes inflammation and other skin problems.

4. Its is beneficial for the prevention of bacterial infections

Polyphenols are present in Aloe Vera plants, and several other compounds are also present in it, and this helps to prevent the growth of bacteria. So, it helps repair wounds and reduces the effects of bacterial infections.

3. It is beneficial for improving eyesight

Aloe Vera is a cheap remedy for improving eye vision, and Aloe Vera juice is effective for improving eye vision.

You can use Aloe Vera juice according to your need; two medium-size pieces are enough for one glass juice. You can also use more Aloe Vera gel for preparing a large quantity of juice if you want, and it must be consumed half an hour before breakfast.

2. It is beneficial for skin burn

Aloe Vera gel is applied to skin burn, and it gives instant relief to the burning area and prevents itching and soreness of the burning site, as it provides a soothing effect to the burning area.

1. It is beneficial for insect bites

Aloe Vera gel is very beneficial on sudden insect bites, as it can prevent inflammation. So, it is used on an insect bite to avoid soreness and give relief.

What precautions you should follow and what are the side effects of Aloe Vera?

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As we stated before, Aloe Vera has many benefits for our body, but everything is never so good that it can’t harm you. Aloe Vera has many benefits but also has many side effects too.

Some precautions you should follow before consuming Aloe Vera and side effects of it are given below:

9. It can cause skin irritation, ashes, and allergies

Some people are allergic to Aloe Vera juice and also its gel, and it can become the reason for severe skin rashes on allergic person’s skin. An allergic person should avoid taking it in excess amount, as it can create burns and scar on its face.

8. It can cause diarrhea

No doubt, Aloe Vera is very effective for constipation and other digestive problems. But sometimes it causes severe diarrhea.

Aloe Vera juice can cause dehydration of the body and electrolytic imbalance. Stop the use of Aloe Vera in any problem like this.

If the disorder remains uncured, then go to the doctor. He/she will better guide you for the right medication.

7. It can cause heart problems

Aloe Vera can cause heart problems, and it may be because of irregular heart problems. The potassium level of the body becomes low due to the consumption of Aloe Vera juice, which leads to cardiovascular problems. Low potassium level also causes muscle weakness and fatigue.

6. It can cause constipation

It is useful for curing constipation. But one benefit is related to other side effects and vice versa. If potassium level becomes low from the intestinal lining, then it leads to constipation.

5. It is not safe for pregnant woman and lactating mothers

Aloe Vera is not safe for pregnant ladies, as it causes a severe problem and maybe the reason for the significant loss. It is better to avoid it if you are pregnant and lactating.

4. It is not effective with other prescribed medicines

If you are consuming other medicines for other diseases, then you should avoid its consumption. Its side effect becomes more severe because the latex material of Aloe Vera can inhibit the absorption of other drugs in the blood.

3. It can cause scalp damage

Some people’s scalp is susceptible. If it is not adequate for you after one use, then stop it. You don’t need to use it.

2. It is not safe for a child

It is not safe for a child and also some adults, and it can’t be effective for a child under the age of 12.

1. It can become the reason for kidney failure

Aloe Vera juice can cause kidney failure and other intestinal problems if it contains latex. External application of Aloe Vera can be tried by treating skin infections like burning and for wound healing, and it is not more dangerous.

Internal use of Aloe Vera juice is also useful but in a limited amount. Latex is an inappropriate material because it is not safe to use in such cases.

Aloe Vera gel is safe to some extent, but the whole leaf of Aloe Vera is not secure. You should be aware of the risks of taking Aloe Vera; otherwise, you can face severe problems instead of cure.

Sharqa Naeem

Sharqa Naeem

I am an undergraduate student of Microbiology at Capital University of Science and Technology CUST Islamabad.

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