aloes aloes

Definition(s):

  • (n) a purgative made from the leaves of aloe

Usage(s):

  1. Most of the laxatives people buy and take are intestine-irritating chemicals which many doctors denounce: cascara, aloes, resins, castor oil, phenolphthalein and salts.
  2. In England people all know Sir Thomas as a potent chip off the late Sir Joseph Beecham, who made pills, like white BB shot, compounded of aloes, ginger and soap.
  3. So when, at 20, he devised his physic pill he used aloes, ginger and soap.

News

  • Spring plant sale begins next week at Arboretum

    SUPERIOR — Boyce Thompson Arboretum events over the past two months showcased Australian gardens and plants of Southern Africa: eucalyptus and gum trees, colorful aloes that thrive in desert environs.
    on February 27, 2014     Source: Florence Reminder and Blade-Tribune

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