Dr. Bland’s clinical studies of digestive disorders involving daily consumptions of pure aloe vera juice, three times 2 ounces, on a daily basis for 7 days showed the following results:
While this trial was only seven days long and is considered fairly short, the results did show that the indican levels were reduced by 40%. This is significant considering it took only seven days to achieve such an improvement. Now what does that mean? This means that either bowel putrefaction was reduced or a significant improvement in the digestion and assimilation of proteins higher up in the digestive tract was achieved, possibly an improvement in both. The stool cultures also showed an improvement in the composition of the bacterial flora.
The studies had also showed an improvement in the ph level of all patients. Those that were diagnosed with more severe digestive disorders showed an improvement of 2.55 units. Those that had minor digestive disorders and whose ph levels weren’t as acidic showed an improvement of approximately 0.45 units.
During a study done with patients suffering of constipation, the intake of aloe vera juice significantly reduced the yeast count in the stool. The stool also showed a better water-holding capacity and faster transit time through the gastrointestinal system. None of the patients had suffered any diarrhea throughout these medical research studies. The Aloe Vera juice did not act as a laxative at all. The faster transit time is credited to the improved of muscular tone within the gastrointestinal tract.
There is a clinical study from the Ukraine that tested the benefits of aloe vera juice for the purpose of digestive disorders improvements involving the small intestine. The study concluded that pure aloe vera juice stimulates secretory functions of the small intestine and could help conditions such as Crohn’s disease.
In the early 60ies, Dr. Blitz had conducted medical research studies with 12 patients that had suffered from peptic ulcer disease. All of them showed proof of duodenal cap lesions. They were given daily dosages of pure aloe vera gel and no other supplement or medication. All 12 patients had recovered from peptic ulcer completely. Aloe Vera Gel had provided complete recovery and that even one year afterwards. Unfortunately, the dosage and duration of the trial are unknown. Still, fact is that it did improve the digestive disorder in all patients and is reason enough to give aloe vera gel deeper meaning than just being the typical sunburn ointment.
In a blood flow test 5 male subjects were given aspirin and aloe vera juice together. 4 out of 5 men showed significant improvement in blood flow. The blood flow had increased nearly double in comparison to those 5 men which were tested taking aspirin alone. The conclusion is that aloe vera juice will not only help heal but turbo-boost the possiblity of other healing herbs or medication, in this case asprin. Aloe Vera was also tested on its toxicity. It shows no toxicity whatsoever and can be combined without problems. This means heart patients won't have to take large dosages of asprin for its effectiveness. This will also prevent toxic overload on the liver.
In an in vitro experiment, Dr. Setterstrom had introduced pure aloe vera juice to a Strep culture she had allowed to grow in test tubes. Only a few hours later the plaque which formed along the test tubes had fallen to the bottom of the test tube.