Properties of Aloe Vera for Constipation
- It has slight laxative and purgative properties that help the intestine to evacuate more easily.
- It cleanses the intestinal tract and leaves it free of fecal matter and accumulated toxins.
- It stimulates the digestive glands, which greatly improves both the functioning of the stomach and other vital organs (gallbladder, liver, kidneys).
- It favors the balance of intestinal flora by restoring the amount of those bacteria that are healthy.
- Improves and regulates intestinal transit.
- Promotes bowel movements.
- To prepare aloe vera, the first thing is to rinse the plant very well with cold water and cut it, using a sharp tool.
- After that, you have to get rid of your spiny parts. Then, the transparent gel is extracted, which is the one that contains the laxative properties to put it in the blender. The gel must be processed once it is removed because when making contact with the air it tends to harden quickly.
- If we want to improve the drink, we can add some citrus juice to the blender: lemon, grapefruit or orange.
- This mixture should be stored well in the refrigerator to keep its properties intact, at most, for a week. However, the preparation is more concentrated on the first two or three days.
How to take it
- After preparing the aloe vera, we can take three to five tablespoons daily of that aloe juice, preferably on an empty stomach so that it does not mix with freshly consumed food or drinks.
- The mixture can be taken diluted in a glass of water, or if preferred, it can be mixed with any fruit juice. Depending on the case, if it is presented chronically, aloe vera can be consumed daily in different doses without abuse, because everything in excess brings with it side effects.
- It is worth mentioning that this remedy is not suitable for pregnant women, people with diabetes or thyroid or kidney disease, in these cases you can only choose to maintain a diet rich in fiber and vitamins.
Aloe Vera Capsules
Tips to avoid constipation
Contraindications of aloe vera
- People with liver or vesicular diseases.
- People who are taking corticosteroids.
- People with irritable bowel syndrome, colitis or Crohn’s disease.
- Children under 12 years.
- Women are pregnant or lactating.
- If you have any doubt, it is best to consult a doctor to make sure that taking aloe does not pose any danger to your health.