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Can Aloe Vera cure, help, treat or prevent Ulcers of the Stomach?

The following information is for humans with Ulcers of the Stomach

Introduction to Ulcers of the Stomach

Stomach Ulcers are holes in the stomach lining often caused by a build up of Acid. It is dangerous to suppress the pain and ultimately the ulcer must be repaired

For more information on Ulcers of the Stomach see the Wikipedia page on Ulcers of the Stomach

Using Aloe Vera for Ulcers of the Stomach

Important Note:
This text refers to Aloe Vera as defined on our page Good Quality Aloe Vera. We also strongly recommend you read the FAQ: How Much Aloe Vera Should I Drink?

Start drinking a very small amount of high quality Aloe Vera Gel (say 1 teaspoon) 3 or 4 times a day. Slowly build this up to 3 or 4 tablespoons, 3 or 4 times a day on an empty stomach. This build up could take days or weeks, it is up to the sufferer to decide.

Once the pain has subsided continue to take a 'maintenance dose' of 2 tablespoons, twice a day on an empty stomach to avoid ulcers returning.

How long will it take for Aloe Vera to work with Ulcers of the Stomach?

As a very general rule of thumb allow one month for every year the ulcers have been in the stomach although recovery time will depend on the number of Ulcers, how extreme they are and the general state of health and diet.

Some users have reported success even when they are close to surgery. By drinking one tablespoon an hour they have averted the need for surgery

Articles and Studies about Aloe Vera and Ulcers of the Stomach

  1. Aloe Vera: anti-ulcer and anti-diabetic effects
    Phytotherapy Research. 1994. 8(8).pp 461-464.
    Koo, M.W.L.
  2. Evaluation of Aloe Vera leaf exudate and gel for gastric and duodenal anti-ulcer activity
    Fitoterapia. 1986. 57(5). pp 380-383.
    Parman, N.S.; Tario, M; Al-Yahya, M.A.; Ageel, A.M.; Al-Said, M.S.
  3. Aloe Vera Gel in peptic ulcer therapy: preliminary report
    Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 1963. 62. pp 731-73.
    Blitz, J.J.; Smith, J.W.; Gerard, J.R.

    "In case of peptic ulcer about which there could be little doubt ... aloe vera gel emulsion provided complete recovery"


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Warnings
  1. These pages are intended for sufferers who have had their ailment professionally diagnosed by a qualified medical practitioner. Self Diagnosis can be extremely dangerous as many serious conditions can mimic more simple ones. If you are not satisfied with the results from one doctor, be confident and ask for a second opinion. Doctors are only human, their knowledge cannot be all-encompassing and we all make mistakes.
  2. Make sure you have read the pages on Aloe Vera side effects, who can use Aloe Vera and good quality Aloe Vera first.
  3. If you are currently on medication or undergoing medical treatment consult your doctor first.

Aloe Vera Brands

People with Ulcers of the Stomach have told us they used the following brands of Aloe Vera and experienced benefits:

See the full results of our survey on
Aloe Vera brands and Ulcers of the Stomach.