The inspissated juice of the leaf of Aloe

Perryi and probably other species. Imported principally by way of Bombay and Zanzibar.

Characters. - In hard, opaque, reddish-brown or yellowish-brown, not greenish, masses, translucent at the edges; breaks with an irregular or smooth and resinous fracture; has a bitter taste, and when breathed on has a saffron-like odour; dissolves entirely in proof spirit, and during solution exhibits under the microscope numerous minute crystals.

Preparations.

B.P.

Dose.

Aloin................................................................................

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1/2-2 gr.

Decoctum Aloes Compositum (Extract).....

4 gr. in 1 fl. oz.....................

1/2-2 fl. oz.

Enema Aloes.....................................................................

4 gr. in 1 fl. oz.....................

10 fl. oz.

Extractum Aloes Socotrinae...........................................

1 part from 2, nearly ..........

2-6 gr.

Extractum Colocynthidis Compositum (Extract)............

1 part in 2, nearly ...............

3-10 gr.

Pilula Aloes et Asafoetidae (vide-p. 522) .........................

1 part in 4...........................

5-10 gr.

„ „ Myrrhae (vide p. 522).........

1 part in 3...........................

5-10 gr.

,, „ Socotrinae (vide p. 522).........

1 part in 2, nearly ...............

5-10 gr.

Pilula Rhei Composita (vide p. 523)................

1 part in 6............................

5-10 gr.

Tinctura Aloes.................................................................

11 gr. to 1 fl. oz............

1-3 fl. dr.

Tinctura Benzoini Composita..........................................

8 gr. to 1 fl. oz.....................

1/2-2 fl. dr.

Vinum Aloes .................................................................

16 1/2 gr. to 1 fl.oz......................

1-2 fl. dr.

U.S.P.

Aloes Purificata ...............................................................

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1/2-6 gr.

Extractum Aloes Aquosum ............................................

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1/2-6 gr.