Aloe vera in Ayurveda
Aloe vera is a plant that has antioxidant and antiseptic properties. Here are some Ayurvedic tips utilizing aloe vera.
Treating dark spots
Blend aloe vera pulp with 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice. Applied the mixture over the face.
Treating burn and sunburn
Apply aloe vera gel over the injured area.
Drink 5-10ml of aloe vera juice daily.
Drink 10-15ml of aloe vera extract.
Hair conditioning and hair growth
Massage the scalp with aloe vera gel. Leave it for 30 minutes then rinse.
Mix 1-2 teaspoon of aloe vera juice and 2 teaspoons of honey into a glass of water
Treating irregular periods
Mix 3 grams of aloe vera with 2 grams of honey. Consume this daily before breakfast for 3 months.
Aparna K. BAMS, MD, PhD
Consultant advisor for the development of Oneworld Ayurveda and visiting physician
Aparna is one of the few specialists in the world with a Ph.D. in Ayurveda. Born into an Ayurvedic family which operates a traditional Ayurvedic Panchakarma hospital in Kerala, India, she grew up observing her father, the renowned Dr. Padmanabhan.
Dr. AparnaSeptember 27, 2019
Aloin, or Aloe Latex is a thin yellow fluid or sap you find when you cut the aloe vera. We generally remove the skin and latex part and clean it with water and only use the transparent parts.
I’m not sure about Avalon Aloe Vera multi-detox capsules, I hope they are truly removing the skin and latex.
Adrian ChamAugust 21, 2019
Dear Dr Aparna
Many sources say that the aloin in aloe vera is bad for the kidneys. Does that mean that aloe vera, if used as a laxative, must be done very carefully? I have Avalon Aloe Vera Multi Detox capsules.
Thanks for your advice.