#Advice - #DONT drink #AloeVera or eat its #extracts
📌Very #liver #toxic, especially #cirrhosis
📌Possibly cause #Cancer
📌Damage #cell #DNA
See: bit.ly/2BXHcyy & bit.ly/31gINb4
👇patient #liverbiopsy - lightpink area all liver cells #DEAD
1/2 Image
📌Check your #nutrition #supplements
📌Double check #famous #weightloss supplements
📌Aloe-Vera = #Herbal liver injury
📌Some benefit in #skincare #dermatology, nothingelse! bit.ly/33h0rOO
📌Always disclose to your #Doctor
#MedTwitter #MedStudentTwitter #Ayurveda
Nobody follows this. Whole #plant is mostly used! #plantbased supplemental diets with whole Aloe-Vera for treating conditions like #diabetes and #jaundice leads to #catastrophe
#regulation = 0 in #India. All Aloe Vera treatments by #WhatsApp #Doctors Image
This is a similar case published from Korea. #herbalife
#herbal #dietary #supplements
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25073673/ Image

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