Aloe has anti-bacterial activity against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Susceptibilities of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus to Aloe barbadensis.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2002(2):CD001480. PMID: 20085127
Department of Genetics, Dr. ALM Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai, India.
The in vitro susceptibilities of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus were evaluated and the two organisms were susceptible to the inner gel of aloe barbadensis, though it was more effective against Staphylococcus aureus than Escherichia coli. The reduction for Aloe Vera (AV) needed to suppress the growth of the gram-positive bacterium was attributed to the structural differences between the two organisms.