Aloe gastritis treatment: how to take

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Last reviewed: 16.04.2020

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Aloe is considered one of the most popular alternative medicine that can relieve many diseases. For example, if you take aloe for gastritis, you can soon stop the development of the inflammatory process, restore the mucous membrane and even strengthen the immune defense. The juice of the plant is taken in its pure form, or mixtures of other medicinal ingredients are made from it. Such combinations help make the medicine more effective and enjoyable to use.


Can aloe with gastritis?

Gastritis is a disease that is often replaced by periods of exacerbations and remissions. If a person is predisposed to such exacerbations, has acidity disorders, then aloe can really help. The plant is also suitable for preventing the appearance of gastritis.

Aloe is used most often in the following ways:

  • Every morning for a month, shortly before breakfast, take 10 drops of fresh juice. The treatment is repeated every six months.
  • 3-4 times a year for 21 days in the morning they eat the flesh of one leaf of aloe, chewing well and drinking with warm water.
  • Daily eat 1 tsp. Juice and jam the same amount of honey. The medicine can be washed down with warm water.

When starting treatment for gastritis, it is necessary to remember other rules that will help to recover more quickly and prevent the further development of relapses of the disease. It is necessary to radically revise your diet, exclude spicy and fatty foods. It is important to stop smoking, drinking alcohol, etc. The daily routine also requires a review: you need to find time not only for work, but also for relaxation, because constant stress contributes to the appearance of a new attack of gastritis. A good anti-stress effect is exerted by walks in the park, in the forest. Compliance with such simple tips in combination with aloe will speed up recovery.

Aloe with gastritis with high acidity

Juice from the lower leaves of aloe inhibits the development of the inflammatory process in the stomach walls with an excessive amount of acid, eliminates the sensation of an unpleasant burning sensation behind the sternum, helps the mucous membrane recover, and relieves pain (and quite quickly).

Perfectly eliminates excessive acidity such a composition:

  • 200 ml of raw potato juice is prepared in a juicer;
  • add to it 2 tbsp. L aloe juice and as much honey;
  • such a tool is used on an empty stomach in the morning, approximately 25-35 minutes before breakfast.

The drink is prepared every morning, because during storage it loses its healing properties.

Aloe with atrophic gastritis

Atrophic gastritis is a serious problem that a doctor should treat. Usually prescribed antibacterial, anti-inflammatory therapy, drugs to improve enzyme activity and gastric motility. And only in the intervals between exacerbations of atrophic gastritis is it possible to conduct treatment with alternative means - for example, an aloe plant.

The following recipes are considered the most popular with atrophic gastritis:

  • 200 ml of honey combined with 500 ml of sea buckthorn oil and 100 ml of aloe juice. Means take 1 tbsp. L before meals three times a day, for a long time.
  • 20 drops of propolis alcohol tincture are mixed with the same amount of aloe juice, diluted with water and taken before meals three times a day for 3 weeks.
  • 1 tbsp. L dry mint leaves are brewed with boiling water (200 ml), insist until cooling, filtered. Add 1 tsp. Honey and 1 tbsp. L aloe. The entire volume is drunk per day, in several doses, shortly before the main meals.

Aloe with erosive gastritis

Erosive gastritis is a serious pathology, which is accompanied by the formation of significant damage to the gastric mucosa. With this diagnosis, the patient in no case should prescribe treatment on his own, or stop the therapy prescribed by the doctor. It is possible to use alternative methods for erosion, but only in combination with the main drug therapy. Aloe for gastritis is perfect as such an additional alternative.

The use of plant juice during erosion should last at least two months. It is drunk in an amount of 1 tsp. A quarter of an hour before meals, three times a day. It is optimal to drink the medicine with warm water and honey.

It should be noted that it is not advisable to procure juice for future use, as it will quickly deteriorate. In a refrigerator, it is stored for no more than a day.

If the damage to the stomach is significant, and the pain does not recede, then you can slightly increase the dosage - up to about 1 dessert spoon three times a day.

Aloe with gastritis with low acidity

Lack of acidity in the stomach is often accompanied by increased gas formation, a violation of the digestion of food. Aloe is successfully combating such symptoms in combination with honey, raspberries and plantain. The tool is prepared as follows:

  • squeeze 1 tsp. Aloe juice, the same amount of plantain juice;
  • brew raspberry leaves in boiling water (1 tbsp. L. Leaves per 200 ml of water), insist to cool, squeeze and filter;
  • all components are mixed, add 1 tsp. Honey;
  • take the medicine 15 minutes before a meal of 100-150 ml.

It is important that honey for the preparation of the drug is natural, and not artificial. The use of fake honey can aggravate the problem, and instead of benefit, the patient will only harm the body.


The benefits and healing properties of aloe

Aloe Vera contains 75 potentially active ingredients: vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids and amino acids. [1

Vitamins: The presence of vitamins with antioxidant abilities is especially important - these are ascorbic acid, tocopherol, vitamin A and group B. It also contains vitamin B12, folic acid and choline. Antioxidants neutralizes free radicals.

Enzymes: contains 8 enzymes: aliase, alkaline phosphatase, amylase, bradykinase, carboxypeptidase, catalase, cellulase, lipase and peroxidase. Bradykinase helps reduce excessive inflammation when applied topically to the skin, while others help break down sugars and fats.

Minerals: calcium, chromium, copper, selenium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium and zinc. They are necessary for the proper functioning of various enzyme systems on different metabolic pathways, and only a few are antioxidants.

Sugar: monosaccharides (glucose and fructose) and polysaccharides: (glucomannans / polymanose). They are obtained from the mucous membrane of a plant and are known as mucopolysaccharides. The most famous monosaccharide is mannose-6-phosphate, and the most common polysaccharides are called glucomannans [beta- (1,4) -acetylated mannans]. Also found was Acemannan, the famous glucomannan. Recently, an anti-allergic glycoprotein called alprogen and a new anti-inflammatory compound, C-glucosylchromone, have been isolated from aloe vera gel. [2], [3]

Anthraquinones: 12 anthraquinones have been found which are phenolic compounds traditionally known as laxatives. Aloin and emodin act as analgesics, antibacterial and antiviral.

Fatty acids: contains 4 plant steroids; cholesterol, campesterol, β-sysosterol and lupeol. All of them have anti-inflammatory effects, and lupeol also has antiseptic and analgesic properties.

Hormones: auxins and gibberellins that help in wound healing and have anti-inflammatory effects.

Others: contains 20 of 22 amino acids necessary for the person and 7 of 8 irreplaceable amino acids. It also contains salicylic acid, which has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Lignin, an inert substance, when it is part of topical preparations, enhances the penetration of other components into the skin. Saponins, which are soapy substances, make up about 3% of the gel and have cleansing and antiseptic properties.

Mechanism of action

Healing properties: glucomannan, a mannose-rich polysaccharide, and gibberellin, growth hormone, interact with growth factor receptors on fibroblast, thereby stimulating its activity and proliferation, which, in turn, significantly increases collagen synthesis after local and oral use of Aloe vera. [4] Aloe not only increased the collagen content in the wound, but also changed the composition of collagen (more than type III) and increased the degree of cross-linking of collagen. Due to this, he accelerated the contraction of the wound and increased the strength of the resulting scar tissue. An increased synthesis of hyaluronic acid and dermatan sulfate in the granulation tissue of a healing wound after oral or local treatment has been reported. [5]

Effect on the effects of ultraviolet and gamma radiation on the skin. Aloe vera has been reported to have a protective effect against radiation damage to the skin. [6],  [7] The exact role is unknown, but after applying aloe vera, an antioxidant protein metallothionein is formed in the skin, which removes hydroxyl radicals and prevents the suppression of superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase in the skin. It reduces the production and release of immunosuppressive cytokines derived from skin keratinocytes, such as interleukin-10 (IL-10), and therefore prevents UV-induced suppression of delayed-type hypersensitivity. [8]

Anti-inflammatory effect: aloe vera inhibits the cyclooxygenase pathway and reduces the production of prostaglandin E2 from arachidonic acid. Recently, a new anti-inflammatory compound called C-glucosylchromone has been isolated from gel extracts.

Impact on the immune system: Alprogen inhibits the influx of calcium into mast cells, thereby inhibiting the release of histamine and leukotriene from mast cells by antigen-antibody-mediated antibodies. In a study in mice that had previously been implanted with mouse sarcoma cells, acemannan stimulates the synthesis and release of interleukin-1 (IL-1) and tumor necrosis factor from macrophages in mice, which in turn triggered an immune attack that led to necrosis and cancer cell regression. [9] Some low molecular weight compounds are also able to inhibit the release of active oxygen radicals from activated human neutrophils. [10]

Laxatives: Anthraquinones present in the skin of Aloe are a strong laxative. Increases the water content in the intestines, stimulates the secretion of mucus and increases intestinal motility. [11]

Antiviral and antitumor activity: these actions may be associated with indirect or direct effects. The indirect effect is due to stimulation of the immune system, and the direct effect is due to anthraquinones. Anthraquinone aloin inactivates various enveloped viruses, such as herpes simplex, chickenpox and influenza. [12] Recent studies have shown that the polysaccharide fraction inhibits the binding of benzopyrene to rat primary hepatocytes, thereby preventing the formation of cancer-causing benzopyrene-DNA adducts. The induction of glutathione S-transferase and the inhibition of the tumor-stimulating effects of phorbol-myristin acetate have also been reported, indicating a possible benefit from using aloe gel in cancer chemoprevention. [13], [14]

Moisturizing and anti-aging effect: mucopolysaccharides help bind moisture to the skin. Aloe stimulates fibroblasts, which produce collagen and elastin fibers, making the skin more elastic and less wrinkled. It also has a binding effect on superficial exfoliating epidermal cells, gluing them together, which softens the skin. Amino acids also soften hardened skin cells, and zinc acts as an astringent, narrowing the pores. Its moisturizing effect has also been studied in the treatment of dry skin associated with occupational exposure, when aloe vera gel gloves improve skin integrity, reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles and reduce erythema. [15] It also has an anti-acne effect.

Antiseptic effect: Aloe Vera contains 6 antiseptic agents: lupeol, salicylic acid, urea nitrogen, cinnamic acid, phenols and sulfur. All of them have an inhibitory effect on fungi, bacteria and viruses.

Thus, aloe with gastritis is used, due to its healing abilities:

  • regeneration (restoration) of the internal tissues of the stomach;
  • the destruction of pathogens (antimicrobial effect), a decrease in the activity of E. Coli;
  • strengthening immunity;
  • inhibition of the inflammatory process;
  • healing of erosion, ulcers.

Plant components that have anti-inflammatory effects, at the same time have an analgesic effect, and also help damaged tissues recover.

In case of acidity disorders, aloe activates regeneration, blocks atrophic processes, relieves bloating, and generally normalizes the function of the digestive organs.



The first important contraindication to taking aloe with gastritis is considered to be high blood pressure. The juice of the plant enhances the spasm of the vascular network and thereby worsens the condition of the patient. With severe hypertension, aloe can provoke a hypertensive crisis.

It is not recommended to take funds, which include aloe, and with other diseases and conditions:

  • with severe violations of the liver and kidneys;
  • with any malignant processes in the body;
  • with benign tumors (cysts, polyps, etc.);
  • with hypersensitivity, a tendency to allergic reactions.

Care should be taken to treat aloe if the patient suffers from diabetes mellitus: the plant contains poly and monosaccharides that can affect the blood sugar level.

Pediatricians are not advised to offer aloe vera products to children under 14 years of age. And it is certainly forbidden to treat the plants of young children under three years of age with juice.

It is equally risky to take aloe to pregnant women: there is evidence that the juice can cause the fetus to fade or spontaneously terminate the pregnancy.


Possible complications

Before proceeding with the treatment of aloe gastritis, it is necessary to take into account some points that will help to avoid complications:

  • It is necessary to adhere to the recommended dosages. Aloe juice really has healing power, but this does not mean that it can be drunk in any quantities. In case of an overdose of anthraglycosides, signs of intoxication may appear, enterocolitis, hematuria may develop.
  • Aloe with gastritis has a bactericidal effect, and not selective, but direct. As a result, simultaneously with pathogenic microorganisms, the microflora necessary for the intestine also dies. With unreasonable prolonged treatment, dysbiosis may develop. To prevent such a complication, you need to think about prevention in advance and additionally take probiotics or consume fermented milk products.
  • To treat gastritis, juice and pulp of aloe leaves are suitable, but not the outer shell of the plant. Those patients who prefer not to waste time preparing the medicine, but to eat leaves in their entirety, endanger themselves. The natural substance aloin is present in the skin of aloe, which when consumed in large quantities can provoke the development of malignant neoplasms.
  • Aloe gastritis treatment is not recommended for women older than 40-45 years, because in this period their body is rebuilt, premenopausal women occur at this stage can increase the risk of oncology.

Aloe with gastritis will not do much harm and will even help if it is carried out correctly, strictly adhering to the recipes and recommendations of specialists.

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