Preparation. - By melting aloes 100, adding alcohol 15, straining and evaporating.

Characters. - Purified aloes is in irregular brittle pieces of a dull-brown or reddish-brown colour, and having the peculiar aromatic odour of Socotrine aloes.

Solubility. - It is almost entirely soluble in alcohol.

Preparations.

U.S.P.

Dose.

Pilulae Aloes (vide p. 523)..............................................................................

1 pill.

Pilulae Aloes et Asafoetidae (vide p. 523).....................................................

2-5 pills.

Pilulae Aloes et Ferri (vide p. 523) ................................................................

1 pill.

Pilulae Aloes et Mastiches (vide p. 523)........................................................

l pill.

Pilulae Aloes et Myrhae (vide p.523)............................................................

1 pill.

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

1-4 fl. dr.

Tinctura Aloes et Myrrhae ...............................................................................

1-2 fl. dr.

Vinum Aloes..............as stomachic, 1-2 fl. dr.; as purgative,

1/2-1 fl. oz.

It is contained also in Pilulee Rhei Compositae (p. 523), Extractum Colocyn-thidis Compositum, Pilulae Catharticae Compositae (p. 523), and Tinctura Benzoini Composita.

U.S.P. Tinctura Aloes. Tincture of Aloes. - Aloes, 10; extract of glycyr-rhiza, 10; diluted alcohol up to 100.

U.S.P. Tinctura Aloes et Myrrhae. Tincture of Aloes and Myrrh. - Aloes 10; myrrh, 10; alcohol, to 100.

U.S.P. Vinum Aloes. Wine of Aloes. - Aloes, 6; cardamom, 1; ginger, 1; stronger white wine, up to 100.