As you are pregnant, various
changes occur in your body, due to
hormonal changes and at that time, you
want to stay away from harmful chemicals.
As a result, you think of some natural herbs.
You might have heard about the great
health benefits of Aloe Vera.
However, if you are pregnant, and
if you take Aloe Vera juice in improper dosage,
it can lead to some serious complications like—
- Lower your blood sugar level
When your blood sugar level gets low,
you feel uncomfortable, tired and giddiness.
Due to which you can fall down while at work.
- It can act as a laxative
An overdose can cause diarrhoea.
And when diarrhoea occurs, there is severe water loss from your body.
You get dehydrated and this can lead to your
- Electrolyte imbalance
- It also increases the risk of your uterine contraction
Uterine contraction can lead to early miscarriage.
So, if you are pregnant, you
should not take Aloe Vera juice.
Don’t self-medicate yourself even with herbs!
Consult your qualified dietitian, naturopath or ayurvedic doctor before taking any herb.
That’s all for today
See you next Tuesday with another Tuesday tip
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life
Dr Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician