Aloe vera in pregnancy

Aloe vera is a plant very rich in nutrients and other properties, as it offers the body anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, moisturizing, healing, emollient, etc, actions. In fact, it contains 75 compounds including amino acids, vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, E, beta-carotene), minerals and enzymes.

It is suitable for both internal and external use, due to the multiple properties it contains, but…

How does Aloe Vera work during pregnancy?

Despite the properties of Aloe, its ingestion during pregnancy is not recommended because due to its detoxifying and depurative effect, it can produce uterine contractions with the risk of miscarriage or premature birth. 

In breastfeeding something similar happens; breast milk is formed with everything the mother eats, so it is advisable that the mother does not take it. The body of infants is still forming and it is essential to take maximum care of their diet. Some component of Aloe vera could have side effects on your health, such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, dehydration due to diarrhea and belly swelling.

On the other hand, if a child were allergic to some of the components of Aloe vera, he could have major allergic reactions.

However, Aloe vera can be used externally in creams such as Bio-Hydrating Cream, in gels such as Pure Organic Gel or Relax Gel and even using the plant directly on the skin.

One of its qualities is that it prevents the appearance of stretch marks by stimulating collagen and regenerating the skin.

The hormonal changes during the gestation period can cause changes in the skin, making it greasier or drier. By applying Aloe Vera to the skin, you will be able to balance and return the skin to its normal state.

Combats swelling during pregnancy. Its great moisturizing power helps reduce edema during pregnancy. But it also improves circulation, which will feel a great relief especially in the last weeks of pregnancy.