Menstruating or pregnant women should not use Aloe Vera, in any form, to relieve constipation
Aloe Vera is a wonder herb that has been around for thousands of years. It has been used for both external and internal problems skin rashes, burns, ulcers, internal bleeding. It also promotes bowel movements, which helps to relieve constipation. I have found that some people are allergic to Aloe Vera. So if you show a rash or have any other undesirable symptoms, dont use it.
Aloe Vera is an exceptional healing plant with an extensive history of use covering 18 centuries. World-wide, there exist hundreds of species of this succulent, yucca-like plant, but those most often used are Aloe barbandensis, Aloe perryi, Aloe ferros, and the ever-popular houseplant Aloe Vera, whose fresh leaves can serve as an effective treatment for minor burns, abrasions and cuts.
Aloe vera has a longstanding reputation as a healing agent. Indeed, it was one
of Cleopatra's most treasured beauty secrets. Around 1500 B.C. the ancient
Egyptians recorded using it for healing burns and wounds, calling it the
plant of immortality." It was included as funerary gifts in the tombs of
the Pharaohs, and crude drawings of it were found etched on pyramid walls.
Today, many refer to aloe vera as "the potted physician," noting its
wide-ranging external and internal benefits.
Synonyms: Aloe, Aloe Vera, Aloe barbadensis, Aloe ferox
Genus species: Aloe babadensis/capensis
Part Used: Leaves