In vitro susceptibilities of Shigella flexneri and Streptococcus pyogenes to inner gel of Aloe barbadensis Miller

Valerie A. Ferro, Fiona Bradbury, Pamela Cameron, Eisin Shakir, Sabita R. Rahman, William H. Stimson

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Aloe barbadensis Miller (or Aloe vera) has widespread use in health products, and despite numerous reports on the whole plant, little work has been performed on the inner gel, which has been used extensively in these products. This report describes the in vitro susceptibilities of two bacteria to this component.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1137-1139
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2003


  • aloe
  • culture media
  • gels
  • microbial sensitivity tests
  • plant leaves
  • shigella flexneri
  • streptococcus pyogenes

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