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Can Aloe Vera cure, help, treat or prevent Cancer?

The following information is for humans with Cancer

Introduction to Cancer

The complexity of cancer if far to great to be summarised on these pages. To find out more about cancer we recommend the Wikipedia pages on Cancer.


Note that there is no medical research for Aloe Vera curing cancer.

However there are numerous anecdotal stories from sufferers diagnosed with terminal cancer and given several weeks to live that then drink Aloe Vera and return to a full state of health.

None of these reports are verifiable with some doctors actually prepared to consider that their initial diagnosis must have been an error.

So popular is the idea that Aloe Vera may be able to treat Cancer that Cancer Research UK have devoted an internet page to it in which they generally state that there is no scientific proof but that it can do no harm.


Those with a healthy lifestyle who eat a balanced diet and do not expose themselves excessively to the sun are less likely to get cancer.

Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants which kill the free radicals that can cause cancer cells. Aloe Vera is also rich in these and as a secondary affect it cleans the digestive tract, thus helping the body absorb more vitamins and minerals from the diet in general.

Using Aloe Vera for Cancer

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?

The general advice is that Aloe Vera 'might' cure cancer but there is no proof although large numbers of past sufferers claim that it did.

Drink a glass of high quality Aloe Vera three times a day. Start on a tablespoon and build up to the higher dosage, or beyond if you wish.

How long will it take for Aloe Vera to work with Cancer?

Even among anecdotal evidence there are no specific time scales. Some claim to have been cured in weeks, others in months.

Do not stop any cancer treatment you are undergoing while you take Aloe Vera and do so in consultation with your doctor

Articles and Studies about Aloe Vera and Cancer

  1. Preventing the acute skin side effects in patients treated with radiotherapy for breast cancer
    Radiation Oncology. 2013.
    Rossella Di Franco, Elena Sammarco, Maria Grazia Calvanese, Flora De Natale, Sara Falivene, Ada Di Lecce, Francesca Maria Giugliano, Paola Murino, Roberto Manzo, Salvatore Cappabianca, Paolo Mu

    A study of 100 patients which found "The preventive use of topic products [with Aloe Vera]reduces the incidence of skin side effects in patients treated with radiotherapy for breast cancer"

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  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 Cancer 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 Cancer.