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

The following information is for humans with Diverticulum

Introduction to Diverticulum

Diverticulitis is caused by Diverticulum. This is when the colon and intestinal membranes become inflamed and produce small sacs to the outside of the tract. These sacs are not emptied with normal digestion and cause gases to build up and inflammation to occur - this is Diverticulitis. On the outside this ailment is recognisable by constipation and cramping in the lower abdomen. The ailment can continue in a downward spiral becuase the strain caused by constipation inflames the sacs still further. Causes are usually stress, a lack of fibre and not drinking enough water

Using Aloe Vera for Diverticulum

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?

Switch to a high fibre diet with foods such as carrots, oatmeal, bananas, tomatoes, cucumbers, apples, oranges, and baked potatoes which should all help get things moving.

Drink a very high quality Aloe Vera two or three times daily. Generally 30 minutes before breakfast and lunch and last thing before bed. The amount you drink is up to you. Generally speaking start with a small amount (1 desert spoon, 3 times a day) and build it up (at least 2 tablespoons, 3 times a day). If the diverticulitis is severe and the general state of health is poor this may require 1-2 litres per week initially until improvements are seen. A 'maintenance dose of around 60ml two times a day should then suffice.
WHY? - a powerful anti-inflammatory and cleanser this will assist in reducing the sacs size and pain removing built up foods.

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

This will vary on the sufferers general state of health and other ailments they suffer from but as a very general rule of thumb, with good quality products, allow one month for every year with the ailment.

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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 Diverticulum 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 Diverticulum.