Aloe Vera is said to be able to alleviate hay fever. However, there is no scientific evidence. Learn more about the effect of the plant. What you should pay attention to when using it as a home remedy.
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The healing effect of aloe vera
The aloe vera plant belongs to the lily family. Since it is native to subtropical desert regions, it is also called desert lily. People have been benefiting from the plant's valuable ingredients for thousands of years.
Aloe vera is contained in many products for body care, but it is said to have other talents as well. Especially the active ingredient acemannan is said to have a healing effect, according to "gesundheit.de". It strengthens the immune system and bones, helps with psoriasis and can also be used against hay fever.
Aloe vera thus appears as a true miracle cure – but should be viewed with skepticism. The plant has only been proven to help with skin conditions, injuries and sunburns. However, testimonials describe the positive effect of aloe vera on hay fever. This is due to the magnesium lactates contained in the plant, which act as a natural antihistamine. They block the allergy-causing messenger histamine.
Drinking cure against hay fever
Aloe vera can be bought as a ready-made juice. The recommended daily dose is 0.2 liters. The juice comes from the inner leaf pulp of the plant. If you want to use aloe vera for hay fever, you should provide a drinking cure of no more than two weeks. Otherwise, the dry extracts of the plant can be used according to "netdoktor.de! irritate the intestinal mucous membranes and cause gastrointestinal complaints. .
The drinking gel, which is made from the gel of the aloe vera and is commercially available in various flavors, is considered to be of even higher quality. The gel is extracted in a particularly gentle process and contains above-average amounts of the healing substances and hardly any undesirable components.
Aloin: Toxic in excessive doses
The gel for drinking can also be made from the leaves of aloe vera. However, attention should be paid to the correct production here. The Aloe Barbadensis Miller plant is the only aloe vera plant whose gel is suitable for juice production. In addition, the yellow fibrous layer under the leaf skin of aloe vera must be completely removed, as this layer contains the natural substance aloin. In too high doses aloin is toxic for humans. Consumption of aloin can cause abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Aloe vera products for personal care and as juice or gel no longer contain toxic ingredients. Therefore, they can be used without hesitation externally or for consumption.
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Patience is required
Since there are no studies on the effect of aloe vera on hay fever, as with many other natural remedies, no immediate effect can be expected. It is also possible that the consumption of the plant does not work at all with your allergy.