Is Aloe Vera Gel the Best Treatment for Lichen Planus?

We should never swallow aloe vera, but what about topical use for a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease compared to steroids? Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s …


  1. I was diagnosed with LP 6yrs ago. My first patch formed from a cut.  I was shaving and I cut myself. A Thick patch of itchy bumpy skin formed over it. I thought it was infected or something. I kept going to the doctors nobody could tell me anything. After 3yrs it finally went away on its on. I was on a diet at the time so knowing what I know now I think that played a part in it healing. Then I cut myself again shaving 😒 on my ankle and it happened again. Once again no one could tell me why or what it was. Finally A dermatologist biopsy it and diagnosed me with LP. I've never had my Lp spread around my body or not stem from an injury or me cutting myself. All until about 2 years ago I started to get dark itchy patches on my back my arms and my chest. I was on a lot of medicine for some years pain meds tramadol and percocets etc.  Something made me feel like that played a part in what was going on with my skin. So I stopped taking all my pain medicine. I figured I rather have the pain in my knee an then to continue to suffer with the skin condition. Narcotics overtime breaks down your immune system to keep your body from healing itself or functioning properly. It can cause you not to ovulate anymore. And a whole bunch of issues over longterm use.   That the doctors don't tell you when they prescribed these narcotics. Anyways I threw out all my medication, and I try to eat more healthy. The discipline with the eating is not always great or perfect at least for me it's hard. Then a friend directed to a herbal man, she said he aslo helped her and most of her friends with OLP, HALITOSIS, VLP, LS,LP of different types and symptoms with herbal medication.. I must say that since I started taking the herbal, medication Within 21 days the LP cleared from my back arms, chest and the whole body.. Both in and out of my body. Reading through the post I haven't seen anyone say that their LP formed originally from them cutting their selves with shaving or an injury. If you are interested in getting intouch with the herbal man for medication as well email him here  OR

    and get the herbal medication.

  2. I went on a full steroid mouthwash for my OLP, it did jack shit, although aloe gel on my lips have completely cleared it. I now drink inner leaf aloe vera plus taking purslane 500mg caps based on DrGregers studies so hopefully I can get rid of it. Ill keep you all posted in a couple of months.

  3. Corticosteroids DID NOT WORK for me AT ALL!! My lesions didn't go away until I moved to a 90% unprocessed plant based diet. I was covered in sores – it was horrible. None of the meds worked. Even on my vegan diet, I still didn't get relief. It was only when I went UNPROCESSED. I do still eat processed foods like single ingredient gluten free pasta, store bought hummus, homemade cashew cream, etc.

  4. But what about Aloe Vera Juice??? This is being sold in many health food stores???? Could this be healthy?

  5. Wow, I'm glad I dodged that one. My botanical sense seems to be getting stronger the cleaner my diet becomes.

  6. Hopefully it's still ok to put on skin? I found that the gel mixed with a little water makes a really good clear shaving gel. Being clear it's ideal for using to clean up the edges of a beard – you can see what you're doing, so I like it a lot.

  7. without cortisol, would we fear pain? do we fear pain cuz it causes stress? wud there b no stress without cortisol? is there a hormonal way to stop fearing pain?

  8. All my lichen planus marks disappeared and never had any recurrence again after i stopped eating flour based products for about six months, also eating keto for most of that period.

    No localized treatment for the symptoms of an auto immune disease will cure the base problem.
    But hey, carb the fuck up and save the baby cows.. right? Even at the expense of having a leaky gut..

  9. Man one week something is a superfood the next, a toxin. What about all these raw foodists recommending aloe smoothies and such

  10. I can't believe that nobody here, including Dr. Greger, knows that you always capitalize the genus and never capitalize the species. It's Aloe vera and not Aloe Vera or aloe vera. You learn this in your first science course which is usually Biology in high school or college. Being a pre-med major in college, I never saw serious science majors make that mistake. Dr. Greger is a role model. It looks like everybody is just copying his mistake or maybe they just don't know or don't care. For those of you who think this is no big deal, I try not to make up my own rules as I go along. I like following the rules. Life is a learning process.

  11. Interesting…I immediately thought of Snails with the mention of Hepatitis. Snails carry Hep and often live on, eat, or travel over Aloe Vera plants. I wonder if the Aloe Vera used was lab grown or sourced?

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