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Aloe Vera Juice / Gel Benefits (According to Ayurveda)

How Does This Ayurvedic Food Improve Wellness?

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Recipes with Aloe Vera Juice / Gel: Pomegranate with Lime Juice & Aloe Vera
Recipes with Aloe Vera Juice / Gel: Pomegranate with Lime Juice & Aloe Vera
Commonly known for its ability to relieve a sunburn, aloe vera's appeal includes many other health benefits as well. The refreshing taste of Aloe vera is a soothing favorite when mixed with other fruit juices like honey dew melon or cucumber. As it decongests your lymphatic system, the cooling drink is an excellent way to help your body cleanse in the spring.

Cleanse & Detoxify

The main cleansing actions of Aloe come from its mild bitter taste, making it a cholagogue. That means it promotes the discharge of bile from the liver and gall bladder. As bile is an important carrier of firey blood toxins, purgation of bile is vital in order to eliminate pitta-aggravating impurities. Aloe vera gel is mildly laxative in nature, cleansing the bowels. It expels parasites. Drink one cup of aloe vera juice every day for two weeks for a cleansing effect on the body.

Lymphatic Congestion & Diabetes

As bile is a fatty substance, release of bile also tends to lower blood fat and cholesterol and improve fat metabolism. That reduces congestion in your lymphatic system. Aloe helps balance blood sugar levels, which is why aloe vera has been traditionally recommended for diabetes.

Skin Tonic

Got a minor kitchen burn? Tear a leaf off your household aloe plant, squeeze the clear gel out, and apply to the burn. Enjoyed a fun day at the beach? Aloe can soothe and cool your sunburn. Aloe is also renowned for its wound healing capabilities.

In Ayurveda, aloe is called 'Kumari,' meaning 'young girl,' a fitting term for this soothing plant that inspires the energy of youth to act on the bodily tissue systems. It balances all body types and especially rejuvenates the skin. Aloe's hydrating properties heal the skin from within, moisturizing topically but without the greasy feel of many lotions. It promotes the growth of collagen, maintaining elasticity of the skin, reducing scarring, stretch marks and signs of aging. Its collagen promoting abilities also help wounds heal faster.

Suffering from acne, scarring and redness of complexion? Aloe is an anti-inflammatory that reduces redness, and itchiness. While it moisturizes, aloe's bitter taste dries up greasiness, perfect for reducing acne in anyone with an oily complexion. The cooling and unctuous nature of aloe relieves the hot, dry symptoms of menopause and promotes healthy menstruation.

Anti-Inflammatory

As a cooling skin tonic, aloe effectively soothes inflammation of "intestinal skin" - the lining of the GI tract. It has been traditionally used to relieve hyperacidity, ulcers, ulcerative colitis and any bleeding from the intestines.
Recipes with Aloe Vera Juice / Gel: Cucumber & Coconut Cooler
Recipes with Aloe Vera Juice / Gel: Cucumber & Coconut Cooler

Antiseptic

Aloe acts as an antiseptic and antifungal that has been used to reduce bleeding & inflammation of the gums, gingivitis, cracked/split corners of the mouth, denture stomatitis and apthous ulcers. Aloe's bitter-cool quality effectively treats fevers arising out of congestion and a Kapha-rich diet.

Contraindications

People with a Kapha constitution can benefit greatly from cleansing with aloe. However, for those who belong to the Vata-deficient category, frequent use of aloe can be contraindicative. Aloe powder and its yellow sap are strongly purgative in nature and should be avoided during pregnancy. In cases of emaciation, dehydration, diarrhea, breast cancer, intestinal obstruction, and during menstruation, aloe is best avoided.

About Aloe Vera Juice / Gel

Aloe includes more than 250 species of flowering succulents and is native to Africa, Madagascar and Jordan. It is closely related to cactus, yucca and onion. For thousands of years and across many cultures, aloe has been used to heal a variety of health conditions including burns, skin irritations, wounds, etc. Egyptians used to refer to it as "the plant of immortality."

Buying & Preparation

Aloe vera gel and/or juice can be found at most health food stores. As preservatives are mixed into all commercial production aloe vera, check the ingredients to be sure the preservatives are as natural as possible. Aloe vera gel is far more potent than is the juice. Consuming one tablespoon of aloe vera gel is equivalent to drinking one cup of aloe juice. Also, the gel provides sustained action while the juice is short-term in its effect.

It is very simple to harvest fresh gel from your household aloe plant. When the leaves are 3-4 inches in width and roughly a foot in length, it is the perfect time to extract the gel from the plant. First select a leaf. Remove and wash it. Cut off two inches from the bottom of the leaf, so you have a flat surface to work with. Remove the thorns. Cut the green skin off beginning on the flat side of the leaf. Scoop out the gel and rinse it thoroughly. Now you can add it to your recipe. Take care that the yellow sap and the green skin are both removed entirely from the gel since they are highly purgative in nature.

Cooking Aloe Vera Juice / Gel

The tart-astringent flavor of aloe juice is not favored by everyone but add some crushed mint, a few drops of lime juice and a couple of tablespoons of simple syrup, and you have a refreshingly piquant midsummer day's treat! Or try aloe vera blended with honey dew melon to quickly cool your body. You can also blend 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel with 1 cup of water, 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 2 cups of fresh berries for a bright summer berry smoothie.

You may dilute the bitter flavor with apple juice or sugar, however to maximize the benefits of the medicine savor the rarely encountered bitter taste.

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Is Aloe Vera Juice / Gel Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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SERVING SIZE: 2 tbsp
SPECIES: Aloe A. vera

EAT IN: SUMMER

Biocharacteristics of Aloe Vera Juice / Gel

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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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LIGHT

ABOUT LIGHT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Lightness is identified by reduced weight.

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LIQUEFIED

ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.

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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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ASTRINGENT

ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.

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BITTER

ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying Pitta pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Vata aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Bland

BLAND

Bland means doesn't have much taste. In Chinese medicine, bland taste refers to afood without little macronutrients, such as cabbage, radish or bok choy.

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Affinity: Bowel Poop Elimination, Cleanse And Detox,
Skin Care

SKIN-CARE

Includes skin care, and anything that nourishes epithelial membranes (of digestive, respiratory, urinary tract, blood vessels, etc).

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Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Aloe Vera Juice / Gel
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Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Appetite Suppressant

APPETITE-SUPPRESSANT

Suppresses hunger without causing weight gain.

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General Laxative

STRONG GENERAL-LAXATIVE

Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives.

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Stimulant Laxative

STIMULANT-LAXATIVE

Stimulant laxatives induce bowel movements by stimulating peristaltic movement (the contraction of smooth muscle in the intestines). They are effective when used on a short-term basis. On a long-term basis, they can create dependency. Aka irritant laxativ

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Antilithic

ANTILITHIC

An herb that dissolves / breaks up stones (gallstones or kidney stones) so that it can be passed.

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Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

Liquefies, dissolves, decongests or dislodges internal stagnant toxins. Decongests the lymphatic system.

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Refreshes Skin

REFRESHES-SKIN

Flushes the lymphatic system to cool, awaken, and revive the skin.

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Demulcent

DEMULCENT

Herbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.

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Emollient

EMOLLIENT

Soothes & softens the skin. Often a topical demulcent or oil.

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Skin Tonic

SKIN-TONIC

An herb that strengthens and nourishes skin, improving tone, color, moisture and complexion.

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Vulnerary

VULNERARY

An herb used for the treatment of wounds (antiulcer, connective tissue tonic).

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Soothes Throat

SOOTHES-THROAT

Soothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.

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Anti Inflammatory

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Reduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.

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Antibacterial

ANTIBACTERIAL

Herbs that kill bacteria or slow their growth.

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Antifungal

ANTIFUNGAL

Herbs that destroy fungus.

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Antimicrobial

ANTIMICROBIAL

An agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.

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Alterative

STRONG ALTERATIVE

Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.

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Blood Thinner

BLOOD-THINNER

Herbs that thin the blood. Helpful for people with heart disease or clogged circulation.

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Cholagogue

STRONG CHOLAGOGUE

Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.

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Hypolipidemic

HYPOLIPIDEMIC

Scrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels by 1) purging bile, 2) strengthening the liver's ability to metabolize fats, 3) by increasing uptake of cholesterol in the liver, and 4) by inhibiting fat cells.

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Lowers Blood Sugar

LOWERS-BLOOD-SUGAR

An herb that lowers blood sugar.

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Constituents:

Foods with a Similar Nature to Aloe Vera Juice / Gel

Turmeric

Turmeric has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Antifungal, Cholagogue, Lowers-blood-sugar, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Hypolipidemic, Skin-tonic, Antibacterial, Blood-thinner, Internal-detoxicant, Vulnerary

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Dandelion Leaves

Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Appetite-suppressant, General-laxative, Lowers-blood-sugar, Anti-inflammatory, Blood-thinner, Hypolipidemic, Stimulant-laxative, Antimicrobial, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant

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Turmeric Root (Fresh)

Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Antibacterial, Cholagogue, Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Antifungal, Hypolipidemic, Skin-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Internal-detoxicant, Vulnerary

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Garlic (raw)

Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Antimicrobial, General-laxative, Stimulant-laxative, Antibacterial, Blood-thinner, Hypolipidemic, Vulnerary, Antifungal, Cholagogue

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Burdock Root (Gobo)

Burdock Root (Gobo) has these Actions in Common

Antimicrobial, Hypolipidemic, Vulnerary, Alterative, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, General-laxative, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Garlic

Garlic has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Blood-thinner, Internal-detoxicant, Antifungal, Cholagogue, Stimulant-laxative, Antimicrobial, General-laxative, Vulnerary

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Chickweed

Chickweed has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Demulcent, Vulnerary, Appetite-suppressant, Hypolipidemic, Alterative, Blood-thinner, Internal-detoxicant

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Antifungal, Emollient, Lowers-blood-sugar, Appetite-suppressant, General-laxative

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Red Wine Vinegar

Red Wine Vinegar has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, General-laxative, Alterative, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Antifungal, Emollient, Lowers-blood-sugar

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White Vinegar

White Vinegar has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Alterative, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Antifungal, Emollient, Lowers-blood-sugar, Appetite-suppressant

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Aloe Vera Juice / Gel

Neem Leaf

Neem Leaf has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Internal-detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, Lowers-blood-sugar, Antibacterial, Vulnerary, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Blood-thinner, Cholagogue, Hypolipidemic

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Calendula, Marigold

Calendula, Marigold has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Skin-tonic, Alterative, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Cholagogue, Hypolipidemic

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Goldenseal

Goldenseal has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Vulnerary, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant

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Manjistha

Manjistha has these Actions in Common

Antilithic, Blood-thinner, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Skin-tonic, Vulnerary, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory

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Yarrow

Yarrow has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Vulnerary, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Blood-thinner

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Ginkgo

Ginkgo has these Actions in Common

Antimicrobial, Blood-thinner, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antifungal

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Punarnava

Punarnava has these Actions in Common

Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic, Antimicrobial, Cholagogue, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant

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Cleavers

Cleavers has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Vulnerary, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antilithic, Blood-thinner, Demulcent

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Vidanga

Vidanga has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Stimulant-laxative

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Bhumyamalaki

Bhumyamalaki has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, General-laxative, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Skin-tonic, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory

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Dandelion Root

Dandelion Root has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Cholagogue, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Impact of Aloe Vera Juice / Gel

In each clinical research trial below, students from the Joyful Belly School of Ayurveda ate the selected food for 3 days and reported the pharmacological effects. See other clinical research trials for diet & herbs at Joyful Belly.

TEMPERATURE/CIRCULATION

How did Aloe Juice affect your temperature?

4
37
27
3
0
Much colderSlightly colderSameSlightly warmerMuch warmer
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your ear temperature?

2
61
8
HotterNo ChangeCooler
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

SweatHow did Aloe Juice affect your sweat quantity?

1
7
58
4
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

SkinHow did Aloe Juice affect the tones / color of your skin?

0
16
4
0
51
Yellower/GreenerPalerRedderGrayerNo Change
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the color of your tongue body? *This question refers to the tongue itself, not the coating.

21
13
0
37
PalerRedderBluerNo Change
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the swelling or size of your tongue body?

7
14
50
More Swelling (larger/fatter)Less Swelling (smaller/thinner)No Change
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

DigestionFor help analyzing your digestion, see overview of Digestive Health How did Aloe Juice

3
30
28
9
1
Much less hungrySlightly less hungrySameSlightly hungrierMuch hungrier
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your digestion speed? *This can be gauged by how quickly you feel hungry after eating and how quickly you eliminate your meal.

5
36
26
3
1
Much fasterSlightly fasterSameSlightly slowerMuch slower
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

TOXINS

How did Aloe Juice affect the amount of your gas & bloating?

2
16
37
14
2
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the intensity of your stool smell?

1
10
44
12
4
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the thickness & size (surface area) of your tongue coating?

2
23
37
9
0
Much smaller/thinner coatingSlightly less coatingSameSlightly larger/thicker coatingMuch larger coating
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the color of your tongue coating?

3
0
6
16
46
YellowerBrownerGrayerWhiterNo Change
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your throat soreness?

2
57
12
More soreNo ChangeLess sore
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the intensity of your urine smell?

1
8
51
10
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the amount of bubbles in your urine?

1
8
61
1
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMany more
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the intensity of your sweat smell?

1
4
58
7
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your acne?

0
59
12
More acneNo ChangeLess acne
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the shade of your freckles/moles?

1
67
3
DarkerNo ChangeLighter
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the color of your sclera (white part of eye)?

1
0
0
1
14
Redder/BloodshotYellowerGrayerBrownerWhiter
55
No Change
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the shade / color of your lower eyelid?

1
1
68
1
More green/dark greenMore purpleNo ChangeLess green/purple
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

HYDRATION

UrineHow did Aloe Juice affect your urine frequency/quantity?

0
5
45
19
2
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the dryness of your skin?

14
11
46
DrierOilierNo Change
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the puffiness of your lower eyelid?

3
56
12
PuffierNo ChangeLess Puffy
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the cracks on your tongue?

0
7
47
15
2
Much more/larger/longer cracksSlightly moreSameSlightly lessMuch less/smaller/shorter cracks
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

FLUID-THICKNESS

How did Aloe Juice affect your ear pressure?

0
64
7
More pressureNo ChangeLess pressure
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

RespiratoryHow did Aloe Juice affect your level of sinus congestion?

6
45
20
More congestionNo ChangeLess congestion
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the thickness of your mucous congestion?

5
49
17
More thickNo ChangeLess thick
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

NERVOUS-SYSTEM

How did Aloe Juice affect your energy levels?

2
10
38
18
3
Much less energySlightly less energySameSlightly more energyMuch more energy
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your muscle tension?

2
13
44
9
3
Much less tensionSlightly less tensionSameSlightly more tensionMuch more tension
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your anxiety levels?

2
15
46
7
1
Much less anxietySlightly less anxietySameSlightly more anxietyMuch more anxiety
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the movement or stillness of your tongue as you hold it out?

5
57
9
More stillNo ChangeMore Trembling / Jittery
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

DIGESTION

How did Aloe Juice affect burning sensations in your digestive tract (do not include acid reflux)?

7
23
39
2
0
Much reliefSlight reliefSameSlightly more burningMuch more burning
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your digestion speed? *This can be gauged by how quickly you feel hungry after eating and how quickly you eliminate your meal.

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Much fasterSlightly fasterSameSlightly slowerMuch slower
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

DigestionFor help analyzing your digestion, see overview of Digestive Health How did Aloe Juice

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Much less hungrySlightly less hungrySameSlightly hungrierMuch hungrier
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the amount of your gas & bloating?

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14
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Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

TONGUE

How did Aloe Juice affect the color of your tongue coating?

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YellowerBrownerGrayerWhiterNo Change
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the cracks on your tongue?

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Much more/larger/longer cracksSlightly moreSameSlightly lessMuch less/smaller/shorter cracks
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the color of your tongue body? *This question refers to the tongue itself, not the coating.

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PalerRedderBluerNo Change
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the swelling or size of your tongue body?

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More Swelling (larger/fatter)Less Swelling (smaller/thinner)No Change
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the thickness & size (surface area) of your tongue coating?

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Much smaller/thinner coatingSlightly less coatingSameSlightly larger/thicker coatingMuch larger coating
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the movement or stillness of your tongue as you hold it out?

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More stillNo ChangeMore Trembling / Jittery
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

STOOL

How did Aloe Juice affect your stool lightness?

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Much lighterSlightly lighterSameSlightly darkerMuch darker
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your stool consistency?

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Much softerSlightly softerSameSlightly harderMuch harder
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the intensity of your stool smell?

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Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your stool frequency/quantity?

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Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your stool color?

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More yellowMore grayMore greenMore orangeSame
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

URINE

How did Aloe Juice affect the shade of your urine?

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Much lighterSlightly lighterSameSlightly DarkerMuch Darker
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the intensity of your urine smell?

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10
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Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your urine clarity?

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More cloudySameMore clear
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

UrineHow did Aloe Juice affect your urine frequency/quantity?

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19
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Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the amount of bubbles in your urine?

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Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMany more
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

SWEAT

SweatHow did Aloe Juice affect your sweat quantity?

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Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the intensity of your sweat smell?

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Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

SKIN

How did Aloe Juice affect the dryness of your skin?

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DrierOilierNo Change
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

SkinHow did Aloe Juice affect the tones / color of your skin?

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4
0
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Yellower/GreenerPalerRedderGrayerNo Change
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your acne?

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12
More acneNo ChangeLess acne
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the shade of your freckles/moles?

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3
DarkerNo ChangeLighter
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

EYE

How did Aloe Juice affect the color of your sclera (white part of eye)?

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0
0
1
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Redder/BloodshotYellowerGrayerBrownerWhiter
55
No Change
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

VisionHow did Aloe Juice affect your vision clarity?

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7
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Much less clearSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more clear
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the shade / color of your lower eyelid?

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1
68
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More green/dark greenMore purpleNo ChangeLess green/purple
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the puffiness of your lower eyelid?

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12
PuffierNo ChangeLess Puffy
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

ENT

How did Aloe Juice affect your ear temperature?

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8
HotterNo ChangeCooler
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

RespiratoryHow did Aloe Juice affect your level of sinus congestion?

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45
20
More congestionNo ChangeLess congestion
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your ear pressure?

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7
More pressureNo ChangeLess pressure
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your throat soreness?

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57
12
More soreNo ChangeLess sore
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect the thickness of your mucous congestion?

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17
More thickNo ChangeLess thick
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

SYSTEMIC

How did Aloe Juice affect your energy levels?

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18
3
Much less energySlightly less energySameSlightly more energyMuch more energy
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your temperature?

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27
3
0
Much colderSlightly colderSameSlightly warmerMuch warmer
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your anxiety levels?

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46
7
1
Much less anxietySlightly less anxietySameSlightly more anxietyMuch more anxiety
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your muscle tension?

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Much less tensionSlightly less tensionSameSlightly more tensionMuch more tension
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

HEART

How did Aloe Juice affect your heart rhythm?

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6
More palpitationsSameLess palpitations
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your heart pain/pressure/cramping?

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67
3
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Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)

How did Aloe Juice affect your heart rate?

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Much slowerSlightly slowerSameSlightly fasterMuch faster
Total Responses: 71 Study ID:145 (2024-01-15 - 2024-02-18)


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The sign that Aloe is provoking Vata topically will be dryness in the area. If the area is not dry, you're probably okay...
Generally, it is ok to use the leaves of the actual aloe plant. You want to be careful to use the inner gel as the outer gel closest to the leaf skin is a powerful purgative.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ
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If using houseplant leaves, be sure they are organic and be careful not to use the gel against the edges of the leaves of the plant (it's usually more yellow in color) as it a powerful purgative.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ , 05-24-19 (Reply)

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