Aloe (Maplet)

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This is the entry for aloe from Maplet's A Greene Forest

Of Aloes.

Aloes, is a precious Wood which groweth in Indie, a Wood of the most sweete smell, verie medicinable. Cardane saith, it hath a great leafe and grosse, verie fat, whereout distilleth that kinde of Gum that is most odoriferous. It is taken also with Phisitions for a Herbe which is most sharp & bitter, which groweth in Indie and Persia