Today, its use goes far beyond the traditional, to treat:
But, there is not enough scientific evidence to support aloe vera for any of these uses. However, science does support its traditional uses for sunburn, wound healing and as a laxative for relief of constipation.
Aloe latex (dried green part of the leaf) contains strong laxative compounds. The use of aloe or aloe latex by mouth for laxative effects can cause severe cramping or diarrhea, and an over seven day use may cause dependency or worsening of constipation after use is stopped. For these negative reasons, generally it is not recommended.