Aloe Vera and Cancer

The benefits of using aloe vera and cancer recovery treatments are still in the research stages but there have been some promising results.

It is known that herbs and natural cures can be of help in treating certain types of cancer, and with the natural healing properties of the aloe vera plant it was logical for researchers to turn to it for help with cancer.

There have been over four thousand studies on the effectiveness of aloe vera in medical treatments and at least half of these address the issue of aloe vera in recovery from diagnosed cancer!

There are several natural cancer supplements on the market that include aloe vera in their ingredients, but at this time the actual dosage required to effect a change isstill not known. 

The major active substance with regards to aloe vera and cancer is the compoundacemannan, which stimulates the body to produce new healthy cells and increase the immune system. Aloe vera is sold in liquid, gel, encapsulated or in tablet form, and may be part of a multi nutrient nutritional supplement or a stand-alone product.

Dr. Faith Strickland, researching at the University of Texas Anderson Cancer Center has reported that aloe vera applied to sun exposed skin can actually reverse the effects of sunburn and minimize the chances of skin cancer cells developing in these areas. 

This alternative cancer treatment has been used in domestic animals such as cats and dogs to cure skin tumors due to cancer with great success. While not indicating that aloe vera use will completely eliminate the possibility of cancer it is a positive natural cancer supplement that may be effective for treating melanoma. 

Aloe Vera And Cancer – Compounds

The compounds in the aloe vera plant are what make it an effective natural antiseptic and antioxidant. While the plant is mostly made up of water, there are over 75 known and identified substances in the gel and leaves of the aloe vera plant. The following compounds are all contained in aloe vera - cancer cells respond to these chemicals by decreasing in size and number in laboratory tests:

  • Salicylic acid – a natural painkiller
  • Lupeol – a natural painkiller
  • Phenols –increases blood flow and decreases fatty deposits in the circulatory system
  • Urea nitrogen – increases protein production
  • Sulphur – a powerful antiseptic for removing bacteria from the body
  • Plant sterols – provide anti-inflammatory compounds to reduce swelling and infections
  • Polypeptides – over 23 are found in aloe vera and they work to stimulate the immune system and produce new cells

These compounds work together to provide cancer treatment and prevention through the use of aloe vera. While it is not known at this time if aloe vera alone can treat cancer it is routinely used as part of a group of natural cancer supplements. 

Alternative Cancer Treatments

The more that medical research finds out about aloe vera and cancer the more positive the results are. This alternative cancer treatment is affordable, easy to use, and requires no specific equipment or medical facility to administer the treatment.

Not intended for use as a complete treatment, aloe vera works to boost the immune system and allow other alternative cancer treatments or even traditional cancer treatments to work while stimulating new cell growth.

Aloe does this by enhancing the macrophages or white blood cells with the body. These are the cells that actually destroy cancer cells.

When the macrophages are working correctly they release anti-cancer substances such as interferons that further prevent the formation of new cancerous growths. 

Dr. James Foulton, reporting in an article in the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology, indicated that surgical wounds healed over seventy-two hours faster with aloe vera treatment than with standard pharmaceutical ointments.

This is important for cancer patients as the longer wounds are open the greater the risk for infection and further complications.

In addition to aloe vera the following nutrients have also been studied and shown to have anti-cancer properties:

  • Lutein
  • Zeaxanthin
  • Lycopene
  • Garlic
  • Maitake Mushroom (D Fraction)
  • Beta 1,3-Glucan Polysaccharides
  • Tea Polysaccharides
  • Grape seed/Oregon Grape (Mahonia)
  • Green Tea
  • Gotu Kola
  • Gingko Biloba
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Acidophilus
  • Quercetin
  • Resveratrol
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Flax Seed
  • Ginseng
  • Soy Isoflavones
  • Saw Palmetto
  • MSM
  • Limonene
  • Blueberry
  • Olive Leaf
  • Black Cumin
  • Red Clover
  • L-Arginine
  • L-Glutathione (reduced)
  • L-Theanine
  • N-Acetyl Cysteine
  • Melatonin
  • Hesperidin
  • DIM 3,3’
  • DMG
  • Calcium
  • Beta Carotene (ProVitamin A)
  • Alpha Carotene
  • Choline
  • Inositol
  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Folic Acid
  • Biotin
  • Selenium
  • Vitamins C, E, D
  • Molybdenum
  • Zinc
  • Iodine

Take An On-Going Anti-Cancer Preventative Approach To Your Health-Care

Aloe Vera along with a wide range of these anti-cancer nutrients should form a central part of your health-care regime. Eat generous amounts of fruit and vegetables on a daily basis in order to take in a wide spectrum of these crucial nutrients – especially the phytonutrients. 

Support your anti-cancer approach to nutrition with a high quality, science based multi nutrient supplement 
One that contains a very wide range of these anti-cancer nutrients, including the herbs which you can’t get through diet (be sure they're standardized herbal extracts) – and don’t forget to check the potencies and dose amounts of the herbals and phytonutrients when comparing supplement brands. 


The potencies are important and vary tremendously. High potencies mean better value for money and stronger health benefits!

Most consumers do not study potency levels when comparing supplements and disreputable manufacturers don't reveal them! 


By using a quality supplement along with aloe vera and cancer prevention diets, and other alternative treatments, it is possible to optimize the immune system which is your body’s first line of defense against cancer.

Stay tuned for further updates on aloe vera and cancer breakthroughs.

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