Aloes is a purgative and cathartic in large, and tonic in smaller doses.

Dose, of powder, from two to ten grains, combined with soap, bitter extracts, or other purgative medicines, and given in the form of pills; of the compound pill, from five to twenty grains; of the pill of aloes  and myrrh  from five to twenty grains; of the tincture , from four drachms to one ounce; of the compound tincture , from one to four drachms; of the extract , from six to ten grains; of the compound decoction , from four drachms to two ounces. 

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