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| Certain people, especially diabetics, may develop an intolerance to aloe juice.
POISONOUS TO RABBITS!
Pertaining to the dried leaf sap and not the gel which is used topically: Overuse can cause potassium loss and present problems when taking antiarrhythmic drugs, cardiac glycoides (ie. Adonis, Convallaria, Digitalis, Urginea, Helleborus, Strophanthus), thiazide diuretics, corticosteroids, and licorice. The absorption of any medication taken orally can be compromised due to the laxative effect of Aloes, thus remaining in the system for less time than required to be effective.
For excessive bleedingduring menstruation or any bleeding between periods .
NOT taken during pregnancy or by nursing mothers.
NOT taken when stomach or intestinal inflammation is present (ie. ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, colitis, IBS) nor with inflamed hemorrhoids, intestinal obstructions, kidney problems, or abdominal pain of any kind.
NOT taken by children under 12 years of age.
NOT to be used for more than a week.
|Not to be confused with Agave Americana which is also known as False Aloe.
Nor to be confused with Eryngium yuccafolium known as Rattlesnake Master.