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Is Aloe Vera Skin Safe To Eat?

01/10/2022

Due to its antioxidant properties, aloe vera is a topical treatment to treat skin problems and speed up wound healing

The different leaf portions can produce various reactions when eaten.

Such as controlling blood sugar and easing constipation.

However, is it okay to consume the skin of an aloe vera plant as well?

Gel, latex, and the outer skin make up an aloe vera plant's leaves.

The transparent gel is the most frequently utilized medicinally, the innermost layer, either consumed or applied externally to the skin.

Eating this nutrient-rich portion can help improve learning, boost antioxidant levels, and reduce inflammation.

The layer on top of the gel is yellow latex and tastes bitter.

This portion contains aloin, which can work as a laxative for constipation but may also have adverse effects.

Aloe Vera latex may promote cancer growth, and prolonged use can lead to diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, and changes to the colon.

The outer skin of the leaf in less quantity is generally safe to eat only after thoroughly washing off any dirt.