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a purgative made from the leaves of aloe

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There were two great aloes, in tubs, on the turf outside the windows; the broad hard leaves of which plant (looking as if they were made of painted tin) have ever since, by association, been symbolical to me of silence and retirement.
At the foot of a flight of steps, leading to the house door, which was guarded on either side by an American aloe in a green tub, the sedan-chair stopped.
Jingle and his attendant, down the flight of steps, into the American aloe tubs that stood beneath.
I whispered her name, and she drew aside behind an aloe bush, and, making pretence that her foot was pierced with a thorn, she lingered till the other women had gone by.
The bamboos and the custard apples, the poinsettias and the mango-trees in the garden stood still while the warm water lashed through them, and the frogs began to sing among the aloe hedges.
A few aloe plants and some chance-sown pellitory grew on the tops of the square pillars of the gates, which all but concealed the stems of a couple of thornless acacias that raised their tufted spikes, like a pair of green powder-puffs, in the yard.
Huge pomegranate trees, with their glossy leaves and flame-colored flowers, dark-leaved Arabian jessamines, with their silvery stars, geraniums, luxuriant roses bending beneath their heavy abundance of flowers, golden jessamines, lemon-scented verbenum, all united their bloom and fragrance, while here and there a mystic old aloe, with its strange, massive leaves, sat looking like some old enchanter, sitting in weird grandeur among the more perishable bloom and fragrance around it.
They had nothing to eat excepting what they could catch, such as ostriches, deer, armadilloes, etc., and their only fuel was the dry stalks of a small plant, somewhat resembling an aloe. The sole luxury which these men enjoyed was smoking the little paper cigars, and sucking mate.
What does it do: There is a biblical reference to Aloes although the herb came to prominence in the Hellenic world during Alexander's first Persian campaign.
The antidiabetic activity of aloes: preliminary clinical and experimental observations.
of Johannesburg) and Smith (The South African National Biodiversity Institute) present a user-friendly field guide to all South African aloes, with stunning color photographs of the plants in natural settings or gardens.
When potted aloes become crowded with "pups" growing from the sides of the "mother plant," they should be divided and re-potted to allow room for further growth and help prevent pest infestations.
Aloes are xerophytes in the Aloeaceae in the Liliales that approximately 400 species have been described in the genus Aloe [11].
Legend has it that Alexander the Great conquered the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean to protect supplies of Aloes, which were greatly needed to nurture his soldiers' battle wounds.