I have heard good things about aloe vera too.Aloe Vera juice is helpful in combating a lot of ailments. It has been known to slow down tumor growth and cancer. Just read an article from a guy in Tuscon,Az telling the benefits of using aloe Vera for a range of problems: kidneys, joints, diabetes. Of course, organic and preservative free is the way to go when purchasing the juice. I might start using the aloe Vera juice because I am beginning early stages of arthritis and I hate pills, stomach bleeding and liver problems I don't need. Thought this might help for those most visited by Arthur.
We have some stuff down here we get at the Mennonite store called "Unker's" Multi-Purpose Medicated Salve (made by O.T.R.). It's pretty dang good for aches and pains. A 7 oz jar is $13.75 but I think it's worth it.