[Plant-biology] Re: Stabilising Aloe vera
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.
> 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$1 at newsg2.svr.pol.co.uk...
>>I would love to buy an Aloe Vera plant, but I cant seem to find a source
>>of the Aloe Barbadensis Miller variety here in UK.
>>"Scott Coutts" <scott.coutts at med.monash.edu.au> wrote in message
>>news:w1nve.4055$oJ.999 at news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>>>>Thanks for this reply, it does help me to understand what they are
>>>>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
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