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

The following information is for humans with Constipation

Introduction to Constipation

Constipation is a medical condition where the sufferer has painful or infrequent bowel movement.

It can be caused by poor diet, the side effects of medications or hormones but also by problems in the physical body of individuals. Aloe Vera will not be completely effective against this latter cause (where surgery may be required) although it may help.

Note that Constipation is not the same as Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Using Aloe Vera for Constipation

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 with a low dose of Aloe Vera - about 10 ml three times a day on an empty stomach before meals. Note that large doses given to sufferers who have not used Aloe Vera before may have a laxative effect that could increase the pain.

Build up the dose gradually over a few days until you start to feel relief and more regular movement of the bowel.

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

The time it takes to experience relief varies from person to person with some seeing benefits within a few months and others needing far more patience.

As a general rule of thumb allow one month for every year that you have suffered constipation.

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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 Constipation 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 Constipation.