Relief from Heartburn
Aloe Vera has a very long history of being used for medicinal purposes. So much so that it was depicted in 4,000- year-old Sumerian clay tablets as having digestive benefits! Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD for short is a digestive disorder that can often result in frequent heartburn/acid reflux. Luckily the aloe vera plant has a low toxicity level making it a mild and gentle remedy. Research has shown that aloe vera syrup is a safe and effective way to treat GERD. Several studies have shown positive effects not just for heartburn but for other gastrointestinal conditions such as Ulcerative Colitis, Peptic Ulcer and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
If you want to try using aloe vera juice or syrup as a treatment you should speak to your doctor first and together you can decide which course of treatment would work best for you. Please be aware that aloe vera juice can: 1) Amplify the effects of medication for diabetes, which can lead to hypoglycemia. 2) It May induce miscarriage. 3) Can cause diarrhea.