x Can Aloe Vera cure, help, treat or prevent Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
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Can Aloe Vera cure, help, treat or prevent Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

The following information is for humans with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Introduction to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

One in three people in the UK suffer from IBS. IBS is caused by the gradual build up of toxins (chemicals in food, pollution in the air, etc.,etc.)

Our intestine and stomach have thousands of little fingers on the walls which massage the food and extract the vital nutrition for our body. As the toxins build up the get between these tiny little fingers and stop them working correctly. The result is poor digestion which causes the sufferer to feel run down, and food getting stuck in the digestive track

Using Aloe Vera for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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?

Drink a high quality Aloe Vera Gel. How much will depend on the state of the IBS. In the extreme 1-2 tablespoons per hour a required but in general 6 tablespoons taken throughout the day will suffice.
WHY?Aloe is most well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. If you have ever been to the carribean you will see it being sold on the beach for sunburn. By drinking it you put the same properties inside your body.
The Inflammation can be quelled and then Aloe's other property comes to life. Aloe boosts the body's immune system and thus speeds up the healing process.
Finally Aloe contains Saponins, a natural cleanser, which will work through and clean out the digestive track.

How long will it take for Aloe Vera to work with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

Recovery time will depend greatly on the diet and the quality of Aloe used. As a general rule of thumb expect recovery time to be one month for every year the sufferer has had the ailment

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Aloe Vera for
 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
  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 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 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 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).