- These pages are intended for sufferers who have had their ailment professionally diagnosed by a qualified medical practitioner...
- 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.
- Make sure you have read the pages on Aloe Vera side effects, who can use Aloe Vera and good quality Aloe Vera first.
- If you are currently on medication or undergoing medical treatment consult your doctor first.
Can Aloe Vera cure, help, treat or prevent Arthritis?
The following information is for humans with Arthritis
Introduction to Arthritis
Osteoarthritis is when the cartilage in the joints wears away causing the bones to rub against each other.
Rheumatoid Arthritis usually extends to the whole body and is the inflamation of the cartilage where the bones join. This causes a loss of synovial fluid.
Both forms cause a stiffening of joints due to the body's own 'grease' drying up. Strangely enough it is not the lack of liquid in the joints that causes most of the pain but the inflammation around the joint. This causes the muscles to swell and ache.
Aloe Vera is naturally anti-inflammatory. It will move through the body to the swelling and calm the inflammation. Its anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties will also help fight any secondary infection. The result is less pain even though the arthritis is not cured (there is no known 'cure' for arthritis). Many choose Aloe Vera over conventional drugs because it is a natural anti-inflammatory.
Using Aloe Vera for Arthritis
How long will it take for Aloe Vera to work with Arthritis?
Recovery time will depend on the overall state of health and the quality of the products used. As a general rule of thumb you should allow one month for every year you have had arthritis. Other factors include other ailments you suffer from and the quality of your diet.
Aloe Vera Brands
People with Arthritis 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 Arthritis.
Articles and Studies about Aloe Vera and Arthritis
Aloe Vera and Digestion, Irritable Bowel and ArthritisPublication: The Aloe Vera Information Centre. 1997.
A look at the effect of Aloe Vera on the digestive system, on Irritable Bowel Syndrome and on Arthritis. "Repairing damaged tissue by regenerating cells is a function at which Aloe Vera has been shown to be most successful. It not only relieves the painful symptoms but also helps to disperse damaged tissue - a type of detoxification process."