Is Aloe Vera medicinal?
Aloe Vera is not officially a medicine. The plant itself and the various brands on the market have not been "clinically tested" to be classed as medicinal. More information on the reasons behind this can found on the page Medical Research for Aloe Vera.
It is worth noting, however, that many over the counter drugs sold in chemists have never been clinically tested either except to ensure that they are harmless.
This aside there is a great deal of medicinal talk that goes on around aloe vera because it us used by many, private individuals and doctors, in the treatment of a number of ailments and because large numbers of users claim it is very effective.
Thus it is not 'officially' medicinal and any individual brand that claims a particular medicinal use is 'officially' misleading.
If you are planning to take aloe vera in the treatment of an ailment we strongly recommend you:
- inform your doctor (if you are in conventional treatment);
- read the page about Good Quality Aloe Vera;
- explore our pages on the different .Aloe Vera brands
In this way you can make an educated decision on which product would be best for your situation.
Other Aloe Vera related questions:
- Can Aloe Vera help me loose weight?
- Can animals take Aloe Vera?
- Can I use Aloe Vera for skin problems?
- Can you grow your own Aloe Vera?
- Can you take Aloe Vera if you are on medication?
- How can i tell if my Aloe Vera drink is good quality?
- How long does it take for Aloe Vera to work?
- How much Aloe Vera should I drink?
- Is Aloe Vera a complementary or alternative medicine?
- Is Aloe Vera dangerous?
- Is Aloe Vera just quackery?
- Is Aloe Vera medicinal?
- Should I boil Aloe Vera juice or gel before drinking it?
- Should you refrigerate aloe vera juice?
- What are the uses of Aloe Vera?
- What is the difference between Aloe Vera gel and Aloe Vera juice?
- Where can you buy Aloe Vera leaves?
- Where can you buy Aloe Vera?
- Where can you buy an Aloe Vera plant?
- Why don't doctors prescribe Aloe Vera