85. In Amenorrha, Schonlein Recommends The Injection Of Gr

x. of Aloes in a small quantity of warm fluid, to be thrown into the rectum at the period when the catamenia should occur. He states that its action is more certain than that of any other emmenagogue. Dr. Ashwell,* on the authority of Schonlein, employed it in two or three cases with decided advantage. It is also an excellent purgative, given internally, in these cases stimulating the whole of the uterine system. It is best given in combination with the Sulphate of Iron.

86. In Apoplexy and other Cerebral Affections, Aloes is a valuable purgative, particularly when these affections arise from a suppression of a hAemiorrhoidal discharge, or in persons of a phlegmatic habit. It is advantageously combined with Calomel.

87. Against Ascaris Vermicularis, or Thread-worm, the decoction of Aloes, used as an enema, has been found very effectual.

88. To reproduce the Hmorrhoidal Discharge, Aloes has been frequently employed in large doses. Serious affections of the head, and of other parts, have sometimes disappeared, on the occurrence of the hAemorrhoidal flux, and therefore, in persons who have been subject to this discharge, but in whom it has stopped, it is advisable to attempt its re-establishment, with a view to relieve other more serious disorders. (Pereira.)

89. In Jaundice, Chlorosis, and in some forms of Paralysis, Aloes, as a purgative, is particularly indicated.

90. In Chronic Urticaria, Mr

E. Wilson states that he has derived the greatest amount of benefit from the use of Aloetic purgatives, combined with Citrate of Jron, or Nitro-muriatic Acid, in a bitter infusion or Tincture. In Lichen Agrius, Eczema, Acne, and other Skin Diseases, M. Chausit§; speaks highly of the application of the Glycerole of Aloes. This is formed by evaporating from four to eight parts of the Tincture of Aloes and incorporating the residue with thirty parts of Glycerine. Its action is that of a tonic, and from the effects observed in a few cases of Eczema in which I employed it I am inclined to think highly of its efficacy.

* On Diseases of Women, Svo. 1840. Mat. Med. vol. ii. pt. i. p. 199.

Diseases of the Skin, p. 158. § Gaz. des H&pitaux, 1857. E