Can Drinking a good quality Aloe Vera Gel help other medical problems as well as IBS?

Yes… however, with some of these problems it won’t heal or cure you but it can certainly help you manage the symptoms, and considering it is a natural vegetable juice so there are no side effects like there are with modern drugs, that is a real bonus. Aloe Vera can help in 3 different ways depending on the medical issue (and you use an undiluted gel):

  • Due to it’s anti fungal, anti-bacterial and it’s anti viral properties it can fight and often eradicate certain fungal and bacterial and viral infections.
  • Due to it’s effects on the epithelial linings and surfaces of the body it is excellent for the skin such as burns, cuts and bruising and other linings such as the throat, lungs and the bowel.
  • Due to it’s anti-inflammatory and pain killing properties it can suppress symptoms of certain long term often chronic on going problems.
So where might it help you?

If you want to know more than the basics I have included here, then I really recommend 2 great books:

The first is by Alasdair Barcroft in conjuction with a number of experts called Aloe Vera: Nature's Silent Healer This book is a quite in depth but a great read if you really like researching around the subject.

The second book is by Dr Peter Atherton who is one of the world leaders in Aloe Vera called Aloe Vera: the Medicine Plant. This book is really interesting but is very easy reading as he explains things in very simple terms.

As reported by Doctor Peter Atherton in his book – ‘Aloe Vera the Medicine Plant’

Aloe Vera Gel can be effective against:

  • Candida yeast
  • Thrush
  • Athlete’s foot
  • 6 species of Bacteria that are common in wound infections
  • 4 species of the Herpes virus strain. (the two main ones it helps cause cold sores and shingles)
With regards to skin conditions the ones he believes respond most positively to combined topical application and drinking Aloe Vera Gel are:
  • Burns
  • Acne vulgaris and rosacea
  • Eczema (particularly in young children)
  • Psoriasis
  • Chronic urticaria
  • Leg Ulcers
He also believes that the following problems, that are brought about by the inflammatory process in the body not working properly, can be helped by drinking Aloe Vera Gel:
  • Asthma
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
2 other health issues, osteoarthritis and sports injuries, (particularly to the cartilage), can also benefit from drinking a pure Aloe Vera Gel.

However, Dr Atherton does believe that aloe vera works best for people with these problems when they combine it with the 3 other natural substances that help joint mobility, which are glucosamine, chondroitin and methylsulghonyl methane (MSM). Obviously a good quality Aloe Vera can help people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which I have covered on the Aloe Vera and IBS page but it can also help other bowel disorders such as colitis and ulcerative colitis and crohn's.

One further point that many people do not know, is that your IBS might be causing other problems that you think are separate issues.

Very frustratingly however, doctors often refuse to acknowledge that when you have problems with your bowel this can affect other areas of your health. Why does it affect other areas?

Because the old phrase ‘you are what you eat’ is actually almost true! – Basically it is true if your bowel is working efficiently.

If it is not, then firstly you can’t absorb the nutrients you need for your body to perform properly and fight infections, secondly, it also allows absorption of toxic products into your blood stream that your body should expel.

This means that you have toxins in your body that your body can’t fight. Over a period of time, these toxins lead to the onset of allergies and intolerances such as eczema, psoriasis, scalp infections, hay fever and even ME or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. (often caused by Candida albicans) This is why drinking Aloe Vera for your bowel could well help other problems clear up.

It might seem like I have stressed ‘drinking Aloe Vera Gel’ and there is a very good reason for this. Before you buy any aloe vera to drink to aid your health I suggest you take a look at my page on what type of aloe you should buy. How the Aloe Vera is harvested and processed and then sold will make a real difference to the results you will get.



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