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Is Aloe Barbadensis safe?

Aloe gel is generally safe and can be effective in treating skin conditions such as burns and psoriasis. However, avoid using aloe latex orally. Unprocessed aloe latex contains chemicals that appear to have the potential to cause cancer, and processed aloe latex might have cancer-causing compounds.

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Similarly one may ask, is Aloe barbadensis leaf extract safe?

Aloe vera appears to be safe when used as a flavoring in foods; and the polysaccharide material derived from the inner gel is noncytotoxic as evaluated by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel.

Also, is aloe vera poisonous to humans? Oral ingestion of aloe vera is potentially toxic, and may cause abdominal cramps and diarrhea which in turn can decrease the absorption of drugs.

Thereof, is Aloe Vera and Aloe Barbadensis the same?

In almost all texts Aloe barbadensis and Aloe vera are mentioned as synonyms. And both have different colored flowers Orange and Yellow. Chemically in aloe genus there are variations like some species have anthraquinons and in some species it is absent.

Are aloe vera supplements safe?

Modern-day research into aloe vera's benefits is mixed, with some evidence showing it can cause cancer in lab animals. There are no foods that contain aloe vera, so it must be taken in supplement or gel form. Some forms of aloe vera are safer to take than others, and chronic use is discouraged.

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