(a-ga'-ve) [dyaurj, noble]. A large genus of amaryllidaceous plants, natives of North America. A. americana, American aloe, the leaves of a plant growing in North America.
It is diuretic and antisyphilitic. Dose of the fluidextract £-1 dr. (2-4 Cc). The fresh juice is also similarly employed. The fermented juice, called pulque, is a moderately stimulant drink, very popular in Mexico.
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