Contrary to what you taste in canned aloe vera juice drinks, pure aloe vera juice is actually quite bitter tasting. As mentioned in our previous quick tip about bitter herbs, bitter herbs tend to have cooling and clearing effects, and this is true for aloe vera.
Aloe vera is particularly used to clear heat from the liver that causes symptoms like short temper, headaches, dizziness, constipation, etc. Its efficacy in treating constipation may be attributed to it having some laxative components.
It is not advisable to add too much sugar to a cooling herb as that may reduce its heat clearing effect. This is therefore a very useful and easily available herb for those with excess heat in the liver.