- 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 Ulcerative Colitis?
The following information is for humans with Ulcerative Colitis
Introduction to Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the membrane of the colon (large intestine) and rectum.
It is usually recognised by swelling of the abdomen, fever, diarrhea and, in some cases a little blood in the excrement.
It's causes are unknown although stress and certain types of food have been known to trigger attacks.
Some medications are available with varying success rates but in severe cases surgery is required.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine recommends avoiding high fibre and fatty foods, eating smaller meals but more regularly and drinking plenty of water. Although these dietry ideas will not cure Ulcerative Colitis some patients have found they reduce the number and severity of attacks.
Using Aloe Vera for Ulcerative Colitis
How long will it take for Aloe Vera to work with Ulcerative Colitis?
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
Aloe Vera Brands
People with Ulcerative Colitis 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 Ulcerative Colitis.
Articles and Studies about Aloe Vera and Ulcerative Colitis
Randomised, double-blind, controlled clinical trial of oral aloe vera gel in active ulcerative colitis.Publication: Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2004. 19: pp 739-47.
Author: Langmead L, Feakins RM, Goldthorpe S, Holt HS, Tsironi E, de Silva A, Jewell DP, Rampton DS
A trial which showed Oral Aloe Vera taken for 4 weeks produces a clinical response more often than a placebo and it also improves histological disease activity and appears to be safe.