Non Fiction Review: 101 Amazing Uses for Aloe Vera

101 Amazing Uses for Aloe Vera by Susan Branson

101 Amazing Uses for Aloe Vera
by Susan Branson
4 out of 5 stars

This book lists dozens of uses for aloe vera for health remedies, mental wellness, beauty products, acne cream, cleaning products, and even bug spray. The sections include Health, Wellness, Beauty, Plants, and Home.
There are recipes and advice for using aloe gel, aloe water, the latex in aloe plants, and even a powdered aloe. It can be applied topically or taken internally for different uses.

I am very impressed with all the different things aloe can do! I had no idea it was so versatile and effective. The uses include things like getting rid of warts, dandruff, earaches, eczema, and cold sores. It helps to lower symptoms of the flu, shingles, arthritis, ulcers, and may even help to control diabetes. It can be used in hair conditioner, aftershave, hand sanitizer, deodorant, and eye lotion to repair the skin. And the aloe plant can be used for mosquito control, household cleaners, as an air purifier, and even to get rid of termites.

My one complaint is that some of the uses for aloe are not yet verified through testing. There are tests that have been done on mice that suggest that aloe can deter cancerous cells from forming, but further testing would need to be done. Another one says that there is some evidence that aloe vera may protect against radioactivity. There were several of the “uses” that are still in a testing phase, and there is not a lot of information about how that particular application would affect humans. It makes sense that there are no suggested recipes or clear instructions for those. I feel like it would have been better if those had been placed in a separate section instead of with the other verified and more standard uses. There could have been a section for “possible future uses of aloe”, and I think it would have been better organized and more clear.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts and are not influenced by anyone.

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