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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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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 ...
Aloin is a purgative is obtained from Aloe vera. (e) The dried conns of Colchicum autumnale yield colchicine, which is used in cytology for doubling the number of chromosomes (polyploidy). (f) Asparagus, Dracaena, Aloe, Ruscus, Smilax, ...
3rd edition by Donald Clarence. Garratt
Aloin is a mixture of crystalline substances obtained from aloes and receives little attention from the standardisation viewpoint in the B.P.C. An amorphous variety ...
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 ...
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 ...
Medicinal Plants and Herbs (2015)
by Rohit Upadhyay
The brownish part containing aloin is a strong laxative, useful for short-term constipation. Aloe is present in many cosmetic's formulae because its emollient and scar preventing properties. MAIN PROPERTIES: Heals wounds, emollient, ...
by Tata Mcgraw-Hill
Aloin is a purgative is obtained from Aloe ...
by Gopi K. Podila, Ajit Varma
The brownish part containing aloin is a strong laxative, useful for short-term constipation. ANGELICA Angelica arcangelica (Umbelliferae) Angelica has a longstanding record as a prized medicinal herb and has been mentioned by European ...
by Paul M. Coates, M. Coates Paul, Marc Blackman, Marc R. Blackman, Gordon M. Cragg, Mark Levine, Jeffrey D. White, Joel Moss, Mark A. Levine
Both the USP and the European Pharmacopoeia recognize the cascarosides and aloin as the active constituents of cascara and have chemical assay procedures for determining these glycosides.[7–9] Other major hydroxyanthracene ...
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.
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.
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.] ...
by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen
anxiety scale for the blind as & b aloin, strychnine, and belladona (pills) ASB Administration and ...
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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