bitter aloes


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bitter aloes

pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
See aloe.
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Noun1.bitter aloes - a purgative made from the leaves of aloe
aperient, cathartic, physic, purgative - a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
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When the sap is dried it is called bitter aloes and can be used as a digestive stimulant and a strong laxative.
But in the mean-time you could try the old- fashioned remedy of painting bitter aloes (from the chemist) on his fingers.