Aloe Vera is a short-stemmed shrub with more than 500 species. Many of them occur naturally in Africa. The aloe vera plant is a hearty succulent and grows in a range of climates. There are many health claims surrounding Aloe vera and it has been studied extensively with many positive results. But, is aloe juice good for you?
Using Aloe juice (latex) by mouth is a strong laxative. It used to be sold over the counter for constipation until the FDA demanded it be removed from the store shelves since safety could not be verified.
Using Aloe gel in toothpaste has been shown to be as effective as fluoride toothpaste in fighting cavities.
A study published by International Wound Journal a “gel formed with carbopol 974p (1%) and Aloe vera promotes significant wound healing and closure in diabetic rats compared with the commercial product and provides a promising product to be used in diabetes-induced foot ulcers”.
Aloe Vera and IBS
A study published in the “International Journal of Clinical Practice” showed improvement of IBS symptoms within a month when consuming aloe vera juice daily. However, experts recommend other practices to help with IBS before this. I’m not sure why, but it seems whenever a natural product shows efficacy, it is played down. It surely will not hurt, so if it helps you then take it with confidence.
If you want to try aloe vera juice to help with IBS, try a product certified by the Aloe Council like Lily of the Desert.
A product that gets great reviews for relieving IBS and other digestive issues is Serovera. This product has potent and therapeutic grade levels of ingredients that people swear by. It contains aloe with l-glutamine, a powerhouse of digestion enhancing nutrients.
I hope you enjoyed this article and that it helps you with your digestion issues! I’d love to hear from you, please comment!