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Can Aloe Vera cure, help, treat or prevent Interstitial Cystitis?

The following information is for humans with Interstitial Cystitis

Introduction to Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis (also known as Bladder Pain Syndrome) causes the sufferer a need to pass urine more often than is normal and to experience pain when urinating.

Its' cause is not known although theories regarding diet and stress have been put forward.

Using Aloe Vera for Interstitial Cystitis

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, around a tablespoon three times a day before meals. Build up the dose gradually until you start to feel an effect and then slowly reduce to a maintenance dose.

Note most users find they need to continue using Aloe Vera indefinitely.

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

How long it takes to experience a benefit varies from person to person. Some note an improvement within a few hours, others several weeks. In general expect one month for every year you have had Interstitial Cystitis.

Articles and Studies about Aloe Vera and Interstitial Cystitis

  1. Super-strength, freeze-dried Aloe vera capsules for interstitial cystitis, painful bladder syndrome, chronic pelvic pain, and nonbacterial prostatitis
    Proceedings of the Niddk Scientific Symposium. 1995.
    Czarapata, B. J.

Tell us what you know!

Have you used or are you using
Aloe Vera for
 Interstitial Cystitis?
  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 Interstitial Cystitis 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 Interstitial Cystitis.