Indigenous to southern Africa, Aloe Ferox is used as a medicinal herb to treat arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), STI’s, psoriasis, cold sores, frostbite, allergies, dry skin, dandruff, acne, wounds and rashes. It contains anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, anti-cancer and analgesic properties, but is most commonly known and used for its laxative properties, as it stimulates bowel movements, improving digestive health. The laxative effects come from consuming the aloe bitters, whereas aloe gel is what is found in health drinks and cosmetics and skin care products. Aloe Ferox contains high amounts of minerals; calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc.
WARNING: Side effects of internal use may include stomach problems, cramp, diarrhea and kidney problems. It is advised to consult a healthcare professional before usage.