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Definition of the noun Aloin
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noun - plural: aloins
- [pharmaceutical drug] A glycoside derivative of anthracene, found in aloe, that is used as a laxative.
Aloin, also known as Barbaloin, is a bitter, yellow-brown colored compound noted in the exudate of at least 68 Aloe species at levels from 0.1 to 6.6% of leaf dry weight, and in another 17 species at indeterminate levels [Reynolds, 1995b]. It is used as a stimulant-laxative, treating constipation by inducing bowel movements. The compound is present in what is commonly referred to as the aloe latex that exudes from cells adjacent to the vascular bundles, found under the rind of the leaf and in between it and the gel. When dried, it has been used as a bittering agent in commerce [21 CFR 172.510. Scientific names given include Aloe perryi, A. barbadensis, A. ferox, and hybrids of A. ferox with A. africana and A. spicata.]. Aloe is listed in federal regulations as a natural substance that may be “safely used in food” when used “in the minimum quantity required to produce their intended physical or technical effect and in accordance with all the principles of good manufacturing practice.” This food application is generally limited to use in quite small quantities as a flavoring in alcoholic beverages and may usually be identified only as a “natural flavor.
- also known as Barbaloin
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Food as Medicine (2016)
Functional Food Plants of Africa by Maurice M. Iwu
Aloin and Related Aloe Compounds Aloin is an anthraquinone glycoside found in members of the genus Aloe (family Liliaceae). Most of Aloe...
Aloin is a bitter-tasting yellow crystal and is a C-glycoside derivative of anthraquinone.
With Especial Reference to the Clinical Application of Drugs by John Vietch Shoemaker
Aloin is a yellowish-white crystalline substance, soluble in hot water and alcohol, sparingly soluble in ether, chloroform and benzol. It is of neutral reaction, destitute of odor, and its taste, which is sweetish at first, subsequently becomes very ...
Cancer Can Be Cured! (2008)
by Father Romano Zago, OFM
Aloin is a free resin, a soluble extract of Aloe. Its color varies from lemon yellow to dark yellow. It has an extremely bitter taste and turns dark upon contact with air and light. It acts as a cathartic. 3.2. Barbaloin derives from Aloe in crystalline form ...
Triumph Over Hepatitis C (2002)
An Alternative Medicine Solution by Lloyd Wright
Aloin is a bitter substance found in Aloe that has unwanted, irritating, laxative properties and is responsible for the contraindications for daily use.
by George Watt
Aloin is an actiVea perient, and in all probability is the only active principle of aloes. “ 5th.—Being uniform in strength, its dose can be more accurately determined. “ 6th.—-Its dose being only half a grain to one grain, it can easily be introduced ...
Meyer Brothers Druggist (1903)
Aloin is an alkaloid derived from cinchona bark. Chrysarobin is made from the glands and hair of the boa. Collodion is prepared for alcohol, collodion and acacia. Callod. Flexile, deodorized alcohol is used instead of pure alcohol. Manna is a ...
by Sarah Brewer
are soothing and analgesic (salicylic acid, bradykininase and the anthraquinones aloin and emodin). Taken internally, aloe vera juiceappears to boost immunity, and is helpful for people with chronic fatigue syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis.
Used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics by Ikhlas A. Khan, Ehab A. Abourashed
Aloin wasofficialin N.F. XI; its current quality is generally governed by standardssetforth inthis compendium, which do not require specific assays for anthraglycosides. Aloe gel products are available in liquid and solid forms; qualities vary ...
by Richard Dennis Hoblyn
[ALOIN. The cathartic principle of aloes J ALOPE'CIA (tt&irtff, a fox). Fluxus capillorum ; area; calvities. Baldness, or the falling off of the hair. [ALOUCHI. A gum afforded by the canella alba.] ALPHAORCEIN. Dr. Kane finds the orcein of archil to ...
Bitter Principles; Glucosides; Their Sources, Nature, and Chemical Characteristics by Charles E. Sohn
[Aloin, B., pp. with mercurous nitrate.] Arnicin, B. (alcoholic solution). Calendulin. Cantharidin, B., w. crys. Catechin, dirty w. (also pp. by mercurous nitrate). [Convallamarin, pp. mercurous nitrate.] ...
Alkaloids; Bitter Principles; Glucosides: Their Sources, Nature, and Chemical Characteristics, with Tabular Summary, Classification of Reactions, and Full Botanical and General Indexes by Charles E. Sohn
[Aloin, B., pp. with mercnrous nitrate] Arnicin, B. (alcoholic solution). Calendulin. Cantharidin, B., w. crys. Catechin, dirty W. (also pp. by mercurous nitrate). [Convallamarin,- pp. nitrate] Emodin.
by Thomas Bartram
Contains anthraquinone glycosides(aloin), resins. Action: emmenagogue, abortifacient, vermifuge. Perhaps the best known laxative of history. Stimulatesperistalsis. Stool softener. Uses:chronic constipation,with a carminative to prevent griping ...
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