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Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a fairly well known herbal preparation with a long history of use. It is widely used in modern herbal practice and is often available in proprietary herbal preparations.

It has two distinct types of medicinal use. The clear gel contained within the leaf makes an excellent treatment for wounds, burns and other skin disorders, placing a protective coat over the affected area, speeding up the rate of healing and reducing the risk of infection. This action is in part due to the presence of aloectin B, which stimulates the immune system. To obtain this gel, the leaves can be cut in half along their length and the inner pulp rubbed over the affected area of skin. This has an immediate soothing effect on all sorts of burns and other skin problems.

The second use comes from the yellow sap at the base of the leaf. The leaves are cut transversally at their base and the liquid that exudes from this cut is dried. It is called bitter aloes and contains anthraquinones which are a useful digestive stimulant and a strong laxative. When plants are grown in pots the anthraquinone content is greatly reduced.

The plant is emmenagogue, emollient, laxative, purgative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary. Extracts of the plant have antibacterial activity. Apart from its external use on the skin, aloe vera (usually the bitter aloes) is also taken internally in the treatment of chronic constipation, poor appetite, digestive problems etc. It should not be given to pregnant women or people with haemorrhoids or irritable bowel syndrome. The plant is strongly purgative so great care should be taken over the dosage. The plant is used to test if there is blood in the faeces. This plant has a folk history of treatment in cases of cancer.

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  1. Fushi Aloe Vera Juice (organic) 500 ml

    Product Code: F0020101

    Aloe Vera is a nutrient rich plant and known to act as a soothing remedy to balance and support digestion. It widely been used for its rejuvenating properties and offers benefits for both inner hea... Learn More

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  2. Natures Aid Aloe Vera Juice Double Strength, 500ml. Suitable for Vegans.

    Product Code: 15510

    Aloe Vera is a cactus like plant but is actually part of the lily family. There are over 300 varieties of the Aloe Plant, but it is the Aloe Barbadensis variety which exhibits the best medicinal pr... Learn More

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  3. Aloe Pura, Aloe Vera One A Day, 90 capsules

    Product Code: APU-E1042

    A unique formulation of Certified Aloe Vera developed to maximise the natural beneficial properties of the juice in a one-a-day capsule. A combination of cold pressed whole leaf and inner gel witho... Learn More

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  4. Aloe Pura, Aloe Vera One A Day, 30 capsules

    Product Code: APU-E1056

    A unique formulation of Certified Aloe Vera developed to maximise the natural beneficial properties of the juice in a one-a-day capsule. A combination of cold pressed whole leaf and inner gel witho... Learn More

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  5. Green People, Daily Aloe Shower Gel, 200ml

    Product Code: GP-C003

    ORGANIC ALOE VERA & LAVENDER Natural body wash for all skin types. Perfect for use in bath or shower. Was Aloe Vera Shower Bath. Suitable for people who may be prone to eczema or psoriasis ... Learn More

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  6. Faith in Nature, Aloe Vera Shampoo, 400ml

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    Faith in Nature Organic Aloe Vera Shampoo 400ml For Normal to Dry Hair, with organic Aloe Vera rich in enzymes. Skilfully developed with beneficial aromatherapy oils by our own experts to nou... Learn More

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  7. Forever Young, Aloe Vera Juice, 500ml

    Product Code: FY-500

    RICH IN ALOE POLYSACCHARIDES Typically providing over 5000 mg per litre. High Potency Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice. Harvest chilled and freshly squeezed to maximise efficacy - not made from con... Learn More

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  8. Aloe Pura, Aloe Vera Sun Lotion Spf 15, 200ml

    Product Code: APU-E1101

    200ml Aloe Pura Organic Aloe Vera Sun Lotion with Sun Protection Factor 15 provides protection against the sun's burning UVB and ageing UVA rays. The lotion is produced from organic Aloe Vera... Learn More

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  9. Aloe Pura, Aloe Vera Lotion, 200ml

    Product Code: APU-E1095

    Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Skin Lotion with shea butter & vitamin E Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Lotion is produced from pure aloe vera inner gel, capturing the maximum nutritional activity of the aloe vera bar... Learn More

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  10. Aloe Pura, Aloe Vera Gel + Vit A C & E, 200ml

    Product Code: APU-E1094

    Our Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Gel with Vitamins A, C & E is produced from pure organic aloe very inner gel, capturing the maximum nutritional activity of the aloe vera bardadensis plant. The soothing ... Learn More

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