Aloe Ferox Bitter Crystals and their Beneficial effects
Why Should you consider using Aloe Ferox Bitter Crystals or Aloe Ferox Fabulous Fibre Bitters?
In order to ensure detoxification it is essential to prevent constipation and assist the liver to
prevent the accumulation of toxins in the body that can result in diseases.
The Aloe Ferox bitter as detoxifier is effective to:
• prevent constipation
• assist the liver to eliminate toxins
Additionally bitter is:
• potent antibacterial and antiviral agent effective for:
• peptic ulcers,
• urinary infection and gastroenteritis,
• herpes and influenza virus
• liver protective and is used prevent cancers.
HOW DOES THE BODY ELIMINATE TOXINS?
Our bodies are continuously exposed to toxins. They are in food, water and the environment
and gets absorbed into the blood stream. These toxins are removed from the blood stream
by the liver and are eliminated via the gastro-intestinal tract.
Since the liver dumps wastes into the intestines it is essential to prevent constipation.
Keeping the bowels clean and moving is a major step in regaining our health since the
bowels are crucial in the elimination of toxins. When the bowels slow down, toxins are NOT
eliminated and are reabsorbed and carried back to the liver for recycling and elimination
thus toxin levels increase.
If these toxins persist in the liver and gastrointestinal tract they can cause irritation and
inflammation making you more susceptible to disease and infection. Common toxicity
symptoms are fatigue, headache, elevated cholesterol, lower back pains, allergies and
Detoxification will restore proper functioning of the organs, cell membrane integrity and
control inflammatory responses. Effective for autoimmune and skin diseases and help
resolve mental disorders and depression.
THE ALOE BITTER DETOX:
Aloe ferox is well known for its medicinal properties. The bitter leaf juice is best known for
its use as a laxative.
The active constituent in the bitter is the anthrones. They are degraded in the colon by
bacteria to aloe-emodin, which function as a stimulant laxative (Blumenthal 1998). The
cathartic and laxative effect of aloe bitter is caused by its influence on the motility of the
• accelerated intestinal passage of feaces and toxins
• increased water content in the faeces making the stool softer.
In addition to its purgative effect the bitter substance the scientific literature documents
various medical applications.
The aloe-emodin in bitter has been shown to inhibit the growth of Helicobacter pylori, which is responsible for peptic ulcers (Wang 1998). Similarly, the bitter is antibacterial thus preventing gastroenteritis and urinary tract infection (Reynolds 1999).
Aloe bitter was also found to be virucidal by disrupting the coating of the herpes and influenza virus (Sydiskis 1991).
The benefit of aloe-emodin on the liver has also been documented. In diabetics the liver
detoxification function is impaired resulting in liver damage. Can (2004) showed that the
bitter had a protective effect on liver injury preventing tissue damage. Additionally, it
lowered blood sugar levels by 34%, which is beneficial for insulin control.
Chung (1996) demonstrated the liver protection effect of aloe-emodin by increasing the
alcohol elimination and the disappearance of alcohol from the body by 45% and 50%,
Kuo (2002) has demonstrated that aloe-emodin induced cancer cell disintegration and acted
as an effective anticancer effect in human liver cancer. Similarly, Pecere (2000) found that
aloe-emodin did not inhibit fibroblast proliferation while selectively inhibiting human
neuroectodermal tumour cells. Aloe-emodin has also been shown to inhibit leukemia by
inducing cell disintegration (Chen 2004).
It is clinically proven that the use of anthranoid laxatives, even in the long term, does not
cause cancer (Nusko 2000).
TOXICITY AND CONTRAINDICATIONS:
In large dosages the aloe bitters can cause severe diarrhea and intestinal cramping.
Chronic use can lead to potassium loss, may reduce absorption of drugs due to decreased
bowel transit time and may cause intestinal dependence on laxatives.
Aloe bitters is not recommended for people with intestinal obstruction, intestinal
inflammation, appendicitis and abdominal pain of unknown origin.
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