Contractions. - Aloe. Alo.

Aloe Socotrina. Nat. ord., Liliiaceae.

Fig. - Steph. and Chr., iii. 110.

Common Aloes. For. names: German, Aloe; French, Aloes; Italian, Aloe; Spanish, Aloe.

The inspissated juice of the leaf of one or more undetermined species of Aloe, produced chiefly in the Island of Socotra.

Characters. - In reddish-brown masses, opaque, or translucent at the edges; breaks with an irregular or smooth and resinous fracture; has a bitter taste, and a strong but fragrant odour; dissolves entirely in proof spirit, and during the solution exhibits, under the microscope, numerous minute crystals.

. Preparation. - Solution in proof spirit, which constitutes the mother tincture.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - Hering's Amer. Arzneipr.

Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.