As a general tonic as well as a purgative herbal remedy, the aloe has seen extensive medical use from very early times in many cultures throughout the world. For example, the common belief held by the Greeks and Romans was that the aloe promoted bile flow, which they believed was necessary for the treatment of different kinds of afflictions in the abdominal region. The purgative property of the aloe was extensively utilized during the early part of the 20th century in many parts of the world. Aloe is extensively used in the treatment of internal congestion in the body, particularly of internal areas such as the pelvic organs, the congestion in the abdominal region, and the congestion in the head. The remedy is also useful for the treatment of minor prolapse in the uterus, it has also seen as an extensive use in the treatment of many kinds of prostate problems, it has been used in the treatment of constipation, and in the treatment of headaches as well. Homeopathic remedies made from the aloe have also been utilized in the treatment of diarrhea which is accompanied by painful urination due to some food intolerance in the body of the individual. As a general herbal tonic the aloe has been extensively used by many people with sedentary lifestyles, and is particularly beneficial for use with the elderly and individuals who are suffering from physical and mental fatigue of some sort. As a homeopathic remedy and body cleansing tonic, the aloe also proves to be beneficial for individuals who consumed too much alcohol, particularly those who drank a lot of beer - the aloe helps in re-hydrating the body and detoxifies the system at the same time. Aloe is also effective for treating an enlarged liver and, hence, people enduring this condition may benefit from the use of this homeopathic remedy. As aforementioned, aloe was regarded to be a comprehensive tonic and laxative by people in ancient periods. While this herb is native to Africa, especially South Africa, the wide-ranging therapeutic attributes of Aloe ferox are across the globe and, now, it is being cultivated in several areas of the world. In addition, the homeopathic remedy Aloe is also useful for treating liver problems, including hepatitis and symptoms that are similar to those of jaundice. Some of the condition specific uses of the homeopathic remedy Aloe are discussed briefly below.
Aloe is an excellent homeopathic remedy for people who have an abrupt impulse to pass stools that is most intense especially in the wee hours of the day, probably compelling the individual to get up from bed as early as 5 a. m. This condition usually occurs together with a hot, volatile gas and the stools may have lumps akin to jelly or mucus. The individual may possibly pass the stools involuntary, generating an insecure feeling within the rectum. In effect, this may perhaps also be a symptom of colitis. In such cases, diarrhea may possibly be replaced by sporadic constipation. This condition is distinguished by partial as well as poor passage of stools and intense pressure in the lower region of the abdomen. Typically, the symptoms are inclined to deteriorate before menstruation or possibly affect aged adults or people having inactive habits first of all.
As a homeopathic remedy, Aloe is useful for coping with serious and tender headaches that appear to set off a congested feeling in the head as well as in the face. Very often, such types of headaches alternate with the occurrence of diarrhea or hemorrhoids. They may also be related to pain in the lumber or lower back.
People suffering from hemorrhoids, which have a resemblance to small grape bunches and stick out from the anus, are likely to benefit if they turn to the homeopathic remedy Aloe. Usually, hemorrhoids occur together with pain and discomfort. Such hemorrhoids are likely to be excruciating and the patients may have a burning sensation inside the anus and rectum. In addition, this condition may be accompanied by flatulent diarrhea.
Homeopaths give Aloe to people who have a feeling that there is a blockage and heat in their liver. Such people may also experience a reverberation and engorgement in their abdomen resulting in a feeling as if they are full, overstuffed, heavy and hot. A gas build up in the stomach/ abdomen may occur together with a feeling of bloating and pressure as well as tension that is experienced in the region between the coccyx and the pubic bone.
The herb Aloe ferox is native to various regions of South Africa, including Eastern Cape, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and Lesotho.