The medicinal properties of aloe vera are known to the world since ancient days. It is effective in curing skin problems as well as cleansing the digestive tract. Hence, it is used for enema in cleansing the colon. Enema is a liquid injected through the anus to stimulate evacuation. There are two types of enema - retention enema and cleansing enema. Retention enema is retained by the body for at least 15 minutes, while cleansing enema is immediately flushed out of the body. Since aloe vera is a natural product, it does not induce any side effects and can be safely used for cleaning colon.
How Does Aloe Enema Work
Toxic wastes pile up in the colon and liver, and circulate all over the body. These toxic wastes can cause several bowel disorders. Therefore, they should be removed from the body from time to time. A person with normal bowel activities can naturally get rid of these toxic compounds. However, those with bowel dysfunction, like constipation, face difficulty in getting these wastes out of the body. Irritable bowel syndrome is an outcome of decayed waste materials in the colon. It may lead to several complications, one of them being a bloating sensation. Even the most powerful dose of medicine is not enough to clear these waste materials out of the body.
Aloe vera has certain antibiotic properties that help to clean the impurities, and also soothe the intestinal lining. It eliminates all the wastes, dead skin, and other impurities responsible for constipation. The polysaccharides present in aloe, resist the growth of bacteria on the wall of the intestines. It is also very rich in fiber content. These fibers are capable of detoxifying the colon by flushing out the toxic materials. Besides, the vitamins and minerals present in the plant, remove the sticky substances clinging to the walls of the intestines.
After cleansing the colon, bowel dysfunctions are eliminated, and the colon resumes its normal bowel movements. The body is healed from within. The medicinal properties of aloe restore the peristalsis of the intestines, thereby curing the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS does not respond to other medications or treatment methods. Hence, aloe enema is the only solution to this problem.
Aloe vera enema is mostly in the form of aloe juice. It can also be combined with olive oil or flaxseed oil. It is best administered in 'head down, rear up' position. The ingestion of this medicinal juice can reduce the inflammation in the anal region, while it clears the tract. It can also be safely administered for children, as it does not have any harmful effects. This method is also used by many hospitals, as it is an effective, no-pain method of releasing toxic wastes.
Thus, aloe vera can be effectively used in treating all sorts of bowel disorders. Its soothing properties take away all the discomfort associated with the administration of enema. Besides, it is easy to use and readily available for use.