Are there any benefits from drinking 100% aloe vera juice or using the gel from the plant itself?

Many health benefits. There is evidence supporting a wide range of benefits of drinking aloe vera- if it was a drug it would be hailed as a miracle drug! 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.