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Is aloe vera juice good for diverticulitis?

Is aloe vera juice good for diverticulitis?

No: It won't hurt but will not help. Diverticulitis is an infection around a diverticula and needs to be treated with antibiotics. If they do not resolve the infection, then surgery is required. To reduce the formation of diverticula and possibly prevent diverticulitis, dietary fiber is needed. The simplest way to get enough fiber is to take metamucil or an equivalent daily. ...Read more

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Aloe Lotion (Definition)

Aloe gel, made from the central part of the aloe leaf, is a common household remedy for minor cuts and burns, as well as sunburns. It can be found in many commercial skin lotions and cosmetics. Aloe contains active compounds that may decrease pain and inflammation and stimulate skin growth and repair. For this reason, aloe vera gel has gained tremendous popularity for relief of burns, with individual success in helping minor burns. In one study, burn sites treated with aloe healed completely in less than 16 days compared to 19 days for sites treated with silver sulfadiazine. In a review of the scientific literature, researchers found that patients who were treated with aloe vera healed an average of almost 9 days sooner than those who weren't treated with the medicinal plant. However, other studies show mixed results, including at least one study that found aloe actually delayed healing. Aloe is best used for minor burns and skin irritations, and should never be applied ...Read more


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Is aloe Vera juice good for drinking? It helps me feel less bloated from food.

Is aloe Vera juice good for drinking? It helps me feel less bloated from food.

Not sure yet.: Aloe vera has several components. Research has it that the gel component is possibly safe for ingestion, but the latex component is likely unsafe if taken internally. If you use aloe vera, use caution. I can not recommend it until conclusive evidence becomes available. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera juice good for weight loss? What are the side effect of aloe vera?

Is aloe vera juice good for weight loss? What are the side effect of aloe vera?

Not if it's sugary: If there is added sugar in the drink, then no, it will not be good for weight loss. If it is free of calories and you are drinking fewer sugary drinks because of the aloe juice, then yes it can help very much like unsweetened tea or coffee can as well. Drinking too much of it can cause stomach upset or diarrhea. Maintaining balance and not focusing on too much of one thing is important. ...Read more

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Why is aloe vera juice not good for diverticulosis?

Who says that?: Does not matter if you drink aloe vera or not. It does not affect diverticulosis either way. ...Read more

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Hi, i have acid reflux problem. Im taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 tablet every day. Aloe vera juice and coconut water is good for that ?

Hi, i have acid reflux problem. Im taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 tablet every  day. Aloe vera  juice  and coconut  water  is good for that ?

DGL: DGL is licorice w/an enzyme removed which could raise BP if taken over a long period of time. DGL is used as a natural replacement for acid blockers. It coats the stomach and esophagus. Peace and good health. If you are on an acid blocker and switch (ask doc first) you may have a rebound effect for a while. ...Read more

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Benefits of consuming aloe vera juice?

Aloe Vera Juice: Limited studies of the effects of the plant juice on human health provide guidelines for use. Aloe vera appears to be efficient as a laxative and it may assist in the treatment of colitis. Men who suffer from genital herpes may find some relief from aloe vera and the juice may alleviate some of the symptoms of dandruff and other forms of dermatitis when applied directly to the skin. ...Read more

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Which brand of aloe vera juice tastes best?

Which brand of aloe vera juice tastes best?

Don't base on taste!: In choosing aloe vera juice i believe taste is much less important than which is most beneficial- do you want a good tasting brand that is ineffective? And different people may have different ideas on which tastes best- it's a bit like asking which wine tastes best! there are many brands, each claiming to be the best. In my comment are links to help you choose quality brands. Taste them yourself! ...Read more

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How much aloe vera juice is permitted daily?

As much as you want: Aloe vera juice is very safe and non-toxic. There is evidence supporting a wide range of benefits of drinking aloe vera. Aloe can boost immunity, reduce inflammation, treat diabetes, lower cholesterol, treat ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome ; colitis, kill cancer cells, treat heartburn, thin blood, lower blood pressure etc. For more info ; references see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858.Html. ...Read more

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Using Aloe (Definition)

The Aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of conditions, most notably burns, wounds, skin irritations, and constipation. It is grown in most subtropical and tropical locations, including South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Aloe was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries and it remains one of the most commonly used herbs in the United States today. However, oral use of aloe for constipation is no longer recommended, as it can ...Read more


Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more