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

The following information is for humans with Lupus

Introduction to Lupus

Lupus (the Latin word for 'Wolf') is a chronic disease that causes the immune system to attack its own body destroying healthy cells.

Lupus is very difficult to detect and so GPs can often take a frustratingly long time to identify it
Despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of people around the world suffer from it there is little recognition and individual sufferers often feel very alone.

The causes of Lupus are unknown although experts suggest genetic problems, virus, hormone imbalance and/or stress.

Using Aloe Vera for Lupus

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 drinking a very high quality Aloe Vera Gel several times a day. Begin with a small amount (around a desert spoon) at least 30 minutes before breakfast, 30 minutes before lunch and last thing at night. Increase this gradually over 2 weeks until you are taking about 3 tablespoons, 3 times a day.
WHY? Usually sufferers of Lupus have affected kidneys caused by the suppression of the immune system. This is also accompanied by inflammation of the joints that can be mistaken for Arthritis. Conventional Treatment in the majority of cases is by large amounts of cortisone for long periods of time (to reduce the inflammation) but this has many affects such as blocking the functions of the immune system and weight gain. Aloe is a natural anti-inflammatory, pain inhibitor, antibiotic and cell regenerator (as anyone who has used it for sunburn will testify to!) and many have experienced great relief with it.

Take a high quality Bee Propolis tablet 3 times a day with meals.
WHY? Bee Propolis is the most powerful natural antibiotic known to man and helps to boost the body's immune system.

Take Beta Carotene supplements twice a day.
WHY? Beta-Carotene (a form of Vitamin A that the body finds easy to absorb) helps eliminate the dryness of eyes and other tissues that can affect some Lupus Sufferers.

Take High Quality Vitamin C tablets (that do not contain cheap fillers, starch and sugars) 3 times a day.
WHY? Vitamin C acts as a strong antioxidant (a stronger form is Lycium but it depends on the individual case) that will help prevent cholesterol blocking arteries and boost the immune system.
Take two Multi-minerals 3 times a day with meals
WHY? These are important, especially iron, for combating anaemia, and calcium, to prevent osteoporosis.

Take 1 pure garlic supplement 3 times a day with meals
WHY? People suffering from Lupus can have high cholesterol. Garlic is an excellent natural way to keep the arteries clean and it also acts as an antibiotic

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

The speed of recovery will depend primarily on the quality of Aloe and supplements being taken. Do not expect miraculous results.

It will take time to clear the lupus and because Aloe Vera repairs the skin from the inside out, symptoms may look worse before they look better. As a very general rule of thumb allow one month for every year the Lupus has been there.

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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.