About Aloe Vera Benefits

I cannot say enough about Aloe Vera benefits.  I had written a previous article which gave the history of Aloe Vera and showed some of its historical uses.  However, there are still many people who do not seem to realize that its benefits go way beyond skin care.

Since writing that article, I continue to discover more ways in which Aloe Vera contributes to the health and longevity of people all over the world.  There has been many studies made which substantiate the positive effects for the human being, and I would like to share some of them here with you today.

Benefits of Aloe Vera to the Stomach

The picture to the right of this paragraph shows what a healthy stomach looks like. As you can see, there are no holes in its, no bumps, or anything of the sort; everything looks clean and smooth.

Now let us look at a picture of an ill stomach.  The picture below shows a stomach which is diseased with ulcers.  Regardless of the cause of the ulcers (they are a few), a study conducted in Russia concluded that when Aloe Vera was given to patients with ulcers, the ulcers were completely healed.  Because aloe vera is a natural product, these healings occurred without any side effects whatsoever.

My own experience with drinking Aloe Vera juice is a reduction in acidity in my stomach.  Anyone who experiences acid reflux can receive permanent relief through Aloe Vera because it alkalizes the body.  You might not want to take my word for it,  so I will refer you to Dr. Jeffrey Bland who substantiated this fact in a paper he wrote entitled “Effect of Orally Consumer Aloe Vera Juice on Gastrointestinal Function in Normal Human Beings.”    When acid is eliminated from the stomach digestion is greatly improved.

I will use a quotation from Dr. Bland.  He says:

Taking Aloe Vera internally improves protein digestion and absorption, balances acid levels; improves colonic activity and lowers bowel putrefaction.

All this, he said can occur in just one week.  By improving digestion and elimination, you help reduce chronic inflammation.  One of the key elements in Aloe Vera is an aspirin-like substance called salicylic acid; but unlike aspirin, Aloe Vera does not hurt the stomach.  On the contrary, it promotes gastrointestinal health.

Another doctor, Dr. Ivan Darihof, Ph. D., M.D. uses aloe vera to treat his patients who have Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as other symptoms.

And if you need more evidence, Dr. Peter Atherton, at Oxford University wrote an article in the “Daily Mail” in the United Kingdom in which he stated that he administered Aloe Vera to some of his chronically ill patients who had been taking regular medication without results.  These were patients with psoriasis, eczema and arthritis.  All reported amazing results.

Thank You Dr. Atherton

Dr. Atherton also enlightened us to the fact that  ‘epithetial tissue’ (like skin) lines the gastrointestinal tract. Most of us know about the benefits of aloe vera on the human skin, so it is therefore no surprise that if the intestinal tract is lined by that same “material”, then aloe vera would also be effective in the intestines and stomach. Thank you, Dr. Atherton!

It is also proof that sufferers with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can find relief by injesting Aloe Vera.  You do NOT have to tolerate the pain and discomfort of IBS

It was reported that a man who had IBS for 10 years with debilitating pain, finally found relief after beginning a daily regiment of drinking aloe vera juice.

Blood Sugar Levels Helped

A major health complaint in our society today is diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Not to worry!! Aloe Vera has been instrumental in controlling blood sugar and triglyceride levels.  This has been shown by studies conducted by Japanese researchers.  It goes without saying that it is necessary to watch one’s diet and lifestyle to achieve your desired goals, but in addition to eating healthy, you can treat aloe vera juice like one of your best friends.

Cholesterol and Aloe Vera

A study done at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea discovered that the group of individuals who were given aloe vera experienced a 30% lower level in LDL cholesterol than those who were not given aloe vera.  It not only lowered the cholesterol, but it supplied them with a high level of antioxidants.

Personally, I always use Aloe Vera to keep my cholesterol levels in the normal ranged.

What Else Can Aloe Vera Do?

What about oral health?

Back in 2005 an article was written by Richard L. Wynn, PhD which referred to a study done on a patient who had lichen planus, a disease which affects skin and oral mucus membranes. After the patient had consumed 2 oz. of Aloe Vera juice on a daily basis, along with applying topical aloe vera lip balm, it was reported that the lesions completely healed over a four-week span.

More and more scientists are discovering and dentists are applying the use of aloe vera in various situations including periodontal care.

From these examples I would safely assume that Aloe Vera is VERY beneficial to our bodies.  I personally use it to eliminate or prevent many of the situations listed above, and I have been doing so for years.

You too can use it to prevent illness and maintain a healthy body.

I encourage you to do so!

The information reported here was taken from a report published by Nature City, entitled “Aloe Vera – Nature’s Perfect Potion.”

Be blessed!  Aloe Vera Juice used for many conditions

Comments 14

  • I really appreciate aloe vera since I have discovered it, but I didn’t know about drinking it as juice. Many years ago I got a flower pot full of aloe – it is a subspecies of what normally is called aloe vera – and I began to use it when I burnt myself handling the furnace, open fire etc. and I also use it for insect bites and irritations of the skin. I enjoy to cut the juicy leaves and put the jely on my skin, it is cooling and helps incredibly fast.

    People who are not as lucky as myself to have the fresh leaves at hand, I certainly recommend to buy the commercial products. It is natural stuff and it works!

    • Hi Heidi,

      Yes, the Aloe Vera plant itself is very useful for topical use. Where I grew up, they actually boil the plant and use the liquid in small amounts (maybe a teaspoon or tablespoon) to ingest either in water, juice or alone. My mother used to cut a small sliver of the plant and swallow it despite its bitter taste. She’s still alive, and 93 years old.

  • Wow…I have always heard good things about Aloe Vera and since I do have high blood pressure and arthritis, I am going to try drinking it. This is a much needed article. Too many people are on too many meds and there is natural stuff that is much better for your body. Thanks!

    • Hi Rose,

      Thanks for your comment. I am glad that I was able to provide this necessary information to help you and others. Hopefully many people will realize that God included Aloe Vera in the things that He spoke about when He said “That’s good.”

      I use Nature’s Sunshine Aloe Vera Whole Leaf that I included in the blog. I find it to be effective.


  • I always have Aloe Vera gel in the first aid cupboard. I use it for myself and my furry friends. I haven’t tried ingesting it yet so I’ll definitely give it a try. I have IBS, Type 2 Diabetes, reflux, arthritis and more. If Aloe Vera juice is as good as you say then it’s going on my shopping list. Thank you for enlightening me.

  • Thank you for your interesting article about Aloe Vera. I do believe that many years ago I used to take Aloe Vera in the form a drink. I remember purchasing it from a Health Food Store in a large Mall. At that time in my life I didn’t have many health issues, so I probably didn’t appreciate the great value I was receiving from Aloe Vera.

    I now take medication for several of the complaints you list that Aloe Vera is helpful for. I’m not sure that the natural product and the medical products would compliment one another, but maybe they would. Thank you for the enlightenment, Aloe Vera is something I will consider.

    • Hi Valerie,

      Thank you for your comments regarding Aloe Vera. I use the Aloe Vera Whole Leaf in my juices, smoothies, and water. I cannot speak to whether it compliments medical products. I wish you a long and healthy life.


  • I heard a lot about the good things of Aloe vera. Never looked so deep into this topic, nice to read and learn from, thank you

  • This article has reached me at the perfect time. My daughter and I were experimenting with homemade makeup removers. One recipe was very simple, aloe vera “water” and olive oil. In our community we have a great deal of natural and homeopathic stores however we could only find aloe vera juice with additives to make it taste better. In the end, we just used some of our aloe plant. 🙂 Thank you for this great read, your research is top notce

    • Thank you Wenda for your contribution. I agree with you, the aloe plant is more potent than the juice and a lot cheaper too. Thanks for your input.

  • Hi,

    I use Aloe Vera whenever I get over-exposed to the sun’s rays especially when I am on holiday. It really takes the heat out of the skin, but I wasn’t aware of the other benefits that you mentioned.

    This is really good to know. I am always on the lookout for things like this. I am just wondering how easy it is to buy Aloe Vera juice in Malaysia, where I live. I can’t recall seeing it anywhere but I haven’t really been looking.

    Good to see that it helps with bloating. I suffer from this all the time. I will be on the lookout for Aloe Vera this weekend.

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