does aloe vera juice and papaya enzym...

does aloe vera juice and papaya enzymes help??

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randi

Fort Worth, TX

#1 Apr 8, 2013
my friend has chrons (sorry for spelling) and has suggested that i try aloe vera juice and papaya enzymes. she swears that it helps heal her colon and has avoided surgery. they wanted to remove at least 18 inches of hers. she said no.

anybody try these?

Since: Apr 13

Peoria, AZ

#2 Apr 9, 2013
I have diverticulitis, and have used Aloe Vera and it is very good. I can only drink the juice if it is flavored, I dont like the plain taste of it. I ordered it in pill form too, and take it whenever I feel something coming on, and the relief is immediate. Crohn's disease involves the intestines, as does diverticulitis, so it may be of help to you. I have never tried papaya pills, but a friend of mine swears by them, to help with her heartburn.

I would avoid surgery at all costs....
Cecilie

Mississauga, Canada

#3 Apr 15, 2013
i have used Aloe-Elite last year, found it helped, but it was quite expensive. looking for a cheaper source. as I have read many encouraging reasons for using Aloe lately.
Natalie

Montréal, Canada

#4 Apr 15, 2013
Dive wrote:
I have diverticulitis, and have used Aloe Vera and it is very good. I can only drink the juice if it is flavored, I dont like the plain taste of it. I ordered it in pill form too, and take it whenever I feel something coming on, and the relief is immediate. Crohn's disease involves the intestines, as does diverticulitis, so it may be of help to you. I have never tried papaya pills, but a friend of mine swears by them, to help with her heartburn.
I would avoid surgery at all costs....
May I ask why you want to avoid surgery??
Nyoni from Rome Italy

Bastia, Italy

#5 Aug 4, 2013
Aloe pure is tight. It works well and I never miss a day with out a dosage. I had un ulcer under my to lip that hurt a span. I used to gargle warm water and salt it just worsened the pain, I late was told to take aloe gel rub on the sore and it soothed it ASAP, so I also drank te Aloe Pure juice and the healing process was twice as fast as expected. Till today I used every morning on an empty stomach and I'm so fine and i punch it with papaya Vera and its nice. I feel less fatigued during hard exercise and at work now so it does have have its pro's on me....
Betsy

Germany

#6 Aug 4, 2013
Good question Nat - and I would like to add that Aloe Vera Juice maybe is good if you are completely healed from an attack of diverticulitis, but if you are anywhere near an attack - before, during or after an attack (and the after period can last for months), Aloe Vera juice can be just awful. It can give you diarrhea like nobody's business, even the tiniest amount, and it does that to many people, even if they are div-free. Is really hard on the stomach. And when it is pure Aloe Vera juice, if I may say so, it takes like a drink from hell. Enough to make you shudder to just whiff it. So since we are also plagued with nausea during and after this terrible disease of diverticulits - Aloe Vera is not something to recommend lightly. Also because it is really expensive. If it is not for you, you will have easily spent 20 or 30 bucks right off the bat (and Nat, that would be much better invested in Samb**, right?)

I wasn't being facetious either, and if you really need surgery, there is no way to avoid it, and also no need to, either.
Jason

Cary, NC

#7 Jul 6, 2016
Betsy wrote:
Good question Nat - and I would like to add that Aloe Vera Juice maybe is good if you are completely healed from an attack of diverticulitis, but if you are anywhere near an attack - before, during or after an attack (and the after period can last for months), Aloe Vera juice can be just awful. It can give you diarrhea like nobody's business, even the tiniest amount, and it does that to many people, even if they are div-free. Is really hard on the stomach. And when it is pure Aloe Vera juice, if I may say so, it takes like a drink from hell. Enough to make you shudder to just whiff it. So since we are also plagued with nausea during and after this terrible disease of diverticulits - Aloe Vera is not something to recommend lightly. Also because it is really expensive. If it is not for you, you will have easily spent 20 or 30 bucks right off the bat (and Nat, that would be much better invested in Samb**, right?)

I wasn't being facetious either, and if you really need surgery, there is no way to avoid it, and also no need to, either.
You might want to check what aloe vera juice you have. Do not drink whole leaf juices because they have latex that causes stomach discomfort and diarrhea. You have to buy the juice made from the inner fillet.

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