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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Natural Remedies for Ulcerative Colitis: Aloe Vera



Aloe vera gel has been found in studies to have an anti-inflammatory effect.


Aloe vera acts as a natural anti-inflammatory helping to bring the body at to a more normal functioning level and stay there.

Acting as an intercellular antioxidant, detoxifying the body naturally, aloe vera helps to rebuild and repair the protective mucosa lining throughout the digestive tract and mends the damaged tissue from mouth to rectum.

It aids digestion, enabling better absorption and assimilation of nutrients from food, it balances and restores proper immune system function and the aloe mucilaginous polysaccharides contain antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiparasitic properties.

A double-blind, randomized trial examined the effectiveness and safety of aloe vera gel for the treatment of mild-to-moderate active ulcerative colitis. Researchers gave 30 patients 100 milliliters of oral aloe vera gel and 14 patients 100 milliliters of a placebo twice daily for 4 weeks.

Clinical remission, improvement and response occurred in nine (30 percent), 11 (37 percent) and 14 (47 percent) respectively, of aloe vera patients compared with one (7 percent), one (7 percent) and two (14 percent), respectively of patients taking the placebo.

I'm thinking about taking some of my own advice here and buying one of these plants. You could then have  the freshest source of aloe vera right at home!

31 comments:

  1. No wonder it's been used has a folk remedy.

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  2. Ah my father uses this for his balding. Seems like one of those miracle plants.

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  3. hmm, your post gave me something to think about...

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  4. awesome. i love aloe.
    you rock.
    http://misterflowz.blogspot.com/

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  5. Cool, I'll keep this in mind.

    I get burned a lot so this could help.

    http://ahdamoh.blogspot.com

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  6. I like Aloe vera, it makes my hands soft! :) hihi

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  7. I like it, it makes my hands soft! :) hihi

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  8. i suck at plants my houseplant is dead i think

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  9. Thats good then, cause I have a massive plant at home :D

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  10. I used aloe straight from plants back in 89 for my dreads. I was so punk I was out of my mind.

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  12. very interesting! need moar posts from you...

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  13. i've got a couple of plants myself.
    their abilities of refreshing your skin is amazing.
    a lot more effective than any conventional product you can buy.

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  14. very interesting :P

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    xx

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  15. and here i thought that only helped sun burns, thx for the info

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  16. now a days I see aloe in every thing..

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  17. I used aloe for crazy sunburns a while back.

    http://edwardprinceofwales.blogspot.com/

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  18. I used to have this in my backyard, i skinned my knee once and my mum put it on. IT HURT LIKE HELL. i still to this day beleive it did shit all.

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  19. Natural cure until the FDA steps in and says NO IT'S NOT.. lol good stuff

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  20. Where are most of these found? Side affects?

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  21. Easily most helpful blog I've seen.

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