Aloe Vera and Crohn's disease

by Ellen Jacobs
(South Africa)

I was diagnosed in February 2003 with Crohn's disease. It showed on the biopsy that the doctor took and I also undergo a Hemicolectomy, the Sigmoid colon was been removed. The Pathology results also showed Crohn's disease. After that I had trouble with my colon, cramps, bloating, diarrhea. I then went to a Gastroenterologist. He did several coloscopies on me and every one was clean. The last one was October last year. He said he think the laboratory made a mistake and that I haven't had Crohn's disease. I also started to drink aloe about 2 years ago and my colon is much better. I am confuse because the pathology results and the biopsies showed I had Crohn's disease but the doctor think different. Can it be that I am cured or that the Crohn's disease was only in the Sigmoid colon and that the aloe also played a role.

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Aloe Vera and Crohn's Disease NEW
by: Annette Young

Hi there,

If you have Crohn's disease, you will always have it. That's a hard and sad fact. It's incurable - at the moment. There is much research into this disease and there are many types of medications and remedies. Some people find fish oil useful, some meditation, others, like yourself have tried Aloe Vera.

There are many positive reports about Aloe Vera and if it works, then carry on taking it. It can certainly help to ease inflammation. Some people report it can cause diarrhea because it acts as a laxative. It can also work to boost an immune system but you must be careful of this if you have Crohn's. Crohn's immune systems can be over-active and this works against the body.

You can try omega 3 fatty acids too if you like fish. Try salmon, herring, sardines, mackeral - they can also help with joint pain. It is believed that fish oils can ease intestinal inflammation.

I am so glad that your Crohn's is under control at the moment. Do ensure you do not eat any trigger foods, you reduce stress, and you live as simple as life as possible. Do understand that the Crohn's can flare-up again but in the meantime, keep doing what you are doing if it works.

Best of luck,


negative on test from california but still diagnosed with crohns
by: Anonymous

I have had the blood test that is sent to California, it came back negative. I don't have diarreah or constipation, but I was hospitalized for a blockage and a perpheration in my small bowel. My Doctor still says I have crohns disease despite the test from Cali. being negative.

by: Symptom Free

To battle my symptoms (I was literally, slowing dying), I was convinced by a family member to start taking high doses of aloe vera. After months, I did not get any better. After a visit to the Mayo Clinic and a long surgery, I am symptom free (for four years now) and feeling great. Following the surgery, I was told by my wonderful doctors at the Cleveland Clinic that my thyroid gland was destroyed by the aloe vera supplements. I'm not on anything for the Crohn's but instead have to take Synthroid. Don't take these crazy supplements. Get yourself to a GREAT doctor at a major teaching hospital (not a local yokel) and enjoy your life again.

Aloe Vera
by: Marydon

You need a 2nd opinion.

Aloe Vera has been showing great assist in Crohns disease, along with proper diet. The Aloe Vera results are basically unknown but people who use it swear by results ... all positive.

Aloe and Crohns
by: Connie S

I have read several articles on aloe and crohns. I am going to get some today and give it a try.
I too, have had difficulty with diagnosis. Seems that every doctor that saw me there for a time came up with something different. My current GI said there is a blood test for crohns but that it must be sent to California. Has anyone heard of this? Anyway, I am waiting for my results. I will try to remember you and let you know how this came out.

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