Aloe Vera Juice: 11 Benefits, Side Effects & Dosage via Zanducare

Aloe vera, also called the miracle plant, has been used for centuries as it offers amazing health benefits. In recent years, this plant has again gained high popularity and become one of the popular choices at many health cafes and natural food stores. It is used both orally and topically to treat various skin and body ailments.

To know more about aloe vera read the article till end.

Medicinal Uses of Aloe Vera

The aloe vera plant is easy to grow at home and has long thick triangular leaves. The thick outer layer is called the rind, the middle layer is known as bitter yellow sap, and the inner part is called the gel used to treat various skin issues

As per traditional and folk medication, aloe vera has been used both internally and externally to cure a number of health problems. That's why the market is flooded with a number of aloe vera products which you can use and live a healthy life.

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Aloe Vera Juice Nutrition Facts

Aloe Vera is rich in carbohydrates and other micronutrients like Vitamin C, A and E, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. Apart from that, the nutrition of aloe vera juice wholly depends upon whether you are making your aloe vera juice at home or buying from the market.

1 cup serving of aloe vera juice contains the below value
Aloe vera juice

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Total Fat

0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat

0 mg


75 mg


4 g

Total Carbohydrates

4 g

Dietary Fiber

0 g


3 g


0 mg


40 mg


0 mg

Vitamin A

0 mcg

Vitamin C

60 mg


Facts about Aloe Vera

  • There are around 250 species of aloe vera, but only 4 deliver health benefits to humans. 
  • It is a hardy and long-lived plant.
  • Egypt’s Queen Cleopatra applies aloe vera plant gel on her skin as part of their beauty ritual.
  • Aloe vera gel can quickly kill bacteria, fungi, and various viruses due to its antiseptic properties.
  • It is made up of 99.5% water and 5% solid portion which is known to have the most active nutrients.
  • Speeds up the wound healing process by improving blood circulation.
  • Aloe vera can survive for over 100 years.
  • There have been over 500+ studies on the benefits of aloe vera.
So, take the utmost benefit of aloe vera juice by adding it in your daily diet.

Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice

There are several benefits of drinking Aloe Vera juice, so take a look at the below perks. 

1. Delivers Healthy Skin

Aloe Vera juice has anti-inflammatory properties, which makes this juice a perfect natural remedy to cure various skin conditions.It also offers a positive impact on burns and various other wounds. 

Moreover, some research also shows aloe vera supplements can reduce wrinkles on the face by improving skin elasticity.  
Healthy skin
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2. Improves Eyesight

Aloe vera contains beta-carotene, an essential compound found only in orange foods. When an individual takes aloe vera juice regularly, the body will convert beta-carotene into Vitamin A, which eventually improves skin texture, immunity, eyesight and vision health.

3. Heals Gum Issues

Aloe vera juice is also a perfect remedy that improves the health of the gums. It contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that keep the mouth fresh and gums in good shape. Apart from that, it also treats the issue of periodontitis and gingivitis.

According to health experts, aloe vera also reduces gum bleeding and cures the problem of ulcers. This is why toothpaste manufacturers add aloe vera to them, making them excellent oral health agents. Here, you can also check our exclusive Tongue cleaner too.

4. Low-Calorie and Low-Sugar Option

Juices which you buy from the market are not healthy as they contain a lot of additives. However, many of these juices have a high content of sugar, which is not for health. But if you talk about aloe vera juice, it is a healthy option that delivers all the essential nutrients, proteins, fats, etc., to the human body.

You can drink aloe vera juice alone or put it in the smoothies.

5. Reduces Inflammation

Almost every individual must have heard about free radicals. They are very harmful and unstable molecules that harm the individual’s body. Some of the sources by which free radicals enter your body are tobacco smoke and air pollution. If any individual gets high exposure to these molecules, it can cause oxidation, damage to the cells and various other health conditions can erupt.

Aloe vera juice contains antioxidants that help the body fight against free radicals and protect it from oxidative stress. Moreover, it also reduces inflammation due to its anti-oxidative properties. 
Aloe vera
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6. Relieves Constipation

Aloe Vera juice regulates the functioning of the digestive system so that a human will not suffer from problems like constipation and diarrhea. It contains 12 anthraquinones called laxatives which regulate the gut bacteria and promote the entire well-being of the digestive system.

7. Controls the Diabetes

Aloe vera juice also helps in lowering high blood sugar along with high cholesterol levels in individuals. But till now, there have been no clinical trials to confirm this effect. 

8. Help you Stay Hydrated

Drinking ample aloe vera juice throughout the day helps the person to stay hydrated. On the other hand, it is low in calories, because of which it is the best alternative to several sugary drinks and fruit juices. You will be surprised that an 8-oz glass of aloe vera juice contains just 36 calories. 

Remember, if you are purchasing aloe vera juice from the market, ensure to check the labeling for added sugar and various other harmful ingredients. 

9. Relieve the Symptoms of GERD

GERD, full-form Gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a prevalent condition or, you can say, the ailment of the body that affects a number of people in India. This disease causes the person's stomach to rise back into the esophagus. Due to this problem, the person will experience heartburn and regurgitation. 

Some of the other symptoms that GERD offers are bad breath, dry cough, etc. But if you take aloe vera juice regularly, some of the chronic symptoms will get relieved. 

10. Accelerates Wound Healing

Most people use aloe vera as a topical medication, like rubbing it on the skin instead of consuming it. The reason is it has a long history of treating sores like burns, sunburns, etc.

One of the experimental studies found that taking aloe vera juice or rubbing it on the skin decreases the time to heal the burns as compared to conventional medications. Wound healing
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11. Improves digestive issues

Aloe vera juice contains anthraquinone glycosides which is a plant compound with laxative effects that cures the issue of constipation. So, if any of the individuals are suffering from digestive issues, aloe vera juice will help them to get rid of this problem within no time. 

Side-Effects of Aloe Vera Juice

According to health experts, one of the most common side effects of drinking aloe vera juice is stomach cramps, blood sugar reduction, diarrhea, and many other possible interactions due to medication. However, many of the side effects of aloe vera juice are mild and non-life threatening. 

But to be on the safe side, you must drink aloe vera juice in small amounts to see how your body will react. However, if you don't feel any irritation or adverse effects for some time, like a week or so, you can start consuming it every day. But remember, do not exceed the recommended dose. 

Moreover, if an individual faces some adverse effects, stop its consumption and immediately talk to the doctor.

How Much Aloe Vera Juice Should You Drink?

The FDA approves aloe vera juice as one of the safest food additives, but no one can take a guarantee if you buy the juice from the market. Here if you talk about dosage, there is no fixed quantity of dose which you must take to cure the illness. 

 Moreover, if you think of having aloe vera juice with something delicious, be careful not to overdo it. That means drinking more aloe vera juice will not give you more benefits. Furthermore, if you decide to add aloe vera juice to your diet, you first determine why you are taking this step. 

If your answer is that it is full of antioxidants, vitamins C and A, and various other types of good stuff, then it is fine. 

How to prepare Aloe Vera Juice?

Due to the heavy demand for aloe vera juice, you can buy it from any of the grocery stores, both offline and online. But if you want to try DIY, then the process of making aloe vera juice is super easy. For that, you only need an aloe vera leaf, water, and a blender.

Method to prepare Aloe Vera Juice

  1. First, take aloe vera leaf and, with the help of a knife, remove the skin to get the gel. However, be careful while removing the skin, as the aloe vera gel is too slippery. 
  2. Now take the mesh strainer, rinse out the gel in cold water. This step will remove the yellow latex that is covering the gel. Moreover, if you don't own a strainer, ensure to soak the gel in cold water for about an hour. After that, gently pour the excess water. 
  3. Finally, blend the aloe vera with 8 cups of water. Run the blender until the juice is entirely smooth. 
  4. If you don’t like the taste of aloe vera juice as it is bitter on its own, you can add a dash of fresh lemon or tsp of honey for the flavor.
    Aloe vera gelimage by jcomp on freepik  

 Drug Interactions of Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe vera juice can offer adverse effects with certain medications. In some cases, it increases or decreases the concentration of the drug in the bloodstream. So, before you start taking aloe vera juice daily, consult your doctor for advice. 

Moreover, if you are taking the below medications, then ensure not to take aloe vera juice. They are: -

  • Laxatives
  • Diuretics like Lasix 
  • Anticoagulants or blood thinners like aspirin or Coumadin
  • Diabetes medication
  • Heart rhythm medicine

The bottom line

Aloe vera is a very common topical gel that mainly cures sunburn but it also delivers numerous other health benefits to the individual due to its antioxidant properties. So, start having aloe vera juice from today and see the magical results. But if you are suffering from some disease make sure to talk to your health care professional before taking aloe vera juice or any of its supplements


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