[Microbiology] Re: Stabilising Aloe vera

Scott Coutts scott.coutts at med.monash.edu.au
Mon Jun 27 19:40:14 EST 2005


Hmmm. Well, I've never realy had anything to do with Aloes of any kind, 
but having had a look around, it seems that both are commonly used (even 
in taxonomy circles), even if not correct.

Scott.

Cereus-validus..... wrote:
> Aloe barbadensis Miller is not a valid name.
> 
> Aloe vera (L.) Burman, f. is the correct name for the plant and has been all 
> along. It has yellow flowers.
> 
> The orange flowered plant with spotted leaves is the impostor.
> 
> 
> "Dave" <DVI7-2 at hotmail.com> wrote in message 
> news:d9lvoe$tdr$1 at newsg2.svr.pol.co.uk...
> 
>>lol
>>
>>I would love to buy an Aloe Vera plant, but I cant seem to find a source 
>>of the Aloe Barbadensis Miller variety here in UK.
>>
>>D
>>
>>"Scott Coutts" <scott.coutts at med.monash.edu.au> wrote in message 
>>news:w1nve.4055$oJ.999 at news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>>
>>>Dave wrote:
>>>
>>>>Hi
>>>>
>>>>Thanks for this reply, it does help me to understand what they are 
>>>>talking about.
>>>>
>>>>If the bottle is sealed would it need to be refrigerated before it was 
>>>>opened? Would the yeast and other bacteria grow while sealed. Or does 
>>>>this mean it would need to be refrigerated and consumed within a few 
>>>>weeks after opening?
>>>>
>>>
>>>If the yeasts are already in the bottle, they will not care that it is 
>>>sealed and they will still grow. Usually when product labels instruct you 
>>>to refrigerate after opening, it is because you are letting bugs into the 
>>>bottle which will then grow. Usually these products are sterile or, at 
>>>least, pateurised (heat treated) before packaging, and they're packaged 
>>>into sterile containers and sealed. Keeping it cold wont do it any harm 
>>>regardless of whether it needs it or not.
>>>
>>>Perhaps the best option for you would be to buy an aloe vera plant! You'd 
>>>certainly get it as fresh as you want it. I dont know anything about 
>>>growing them, or how fast they grow, but I certainly know that you can do 
>>>it.
>>>
>>>Scott.
>>
>>
> 
> 


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