Health :: Aloe vera juice may help colon
Aloe vera a natural laxative that can also help ease ulcers, indigestion, heartburn and diverticula disorders.
A juice made from the aloe gel acts as an anti-inflammatory. It contains soapy substances (saponins) that purportedly cleanse the bowel and pulpy fibers (lignins) that absorb fluid and toxins, and bulk up bowel motions.
It’s tasteless and has no carbs or sugar. Preliminary research has shown promising results. In one Japanese study, 17 of 18 patients who took the juice found some relief for peptic ulcers. Other clinical trials in Japan indicate that certain compounds in aloe vera reduce the secretion of stomach juices and the formation of lesions. In a trial at Royal London Hospital of 30 patients with ulcerative colitis who drank aloe vera juice, nine went into remission and 11 noticed an improvement in symptoms.
Regular periodic use may help keep the colon clean, but it shouldn’t be used on an ongoing basis.