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Aloin

Definition of the noun Aloin

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noun - plural: aloins

  1. [pharmaceutical drug] A glycoside derivative of anthracene, found in aloe, that is used as a laxative.

Explanation

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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Google previewThe Quantitative Analysis of Drugs (2012)

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 ...

Google previewCancer 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 ...

Google previewTriumph 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.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (2014)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dietary Supplements (Print) (2004)

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 ...

Google previewThe Daily Telegraph: Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals& Herbal Supplements (2012)

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.

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

anxiety scale for the blind as & b aloin, strychnine, and belladona (pills) ASB Administration and ...

Google previewBartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine (2013)

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 ...

Google previewLeung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients (2011)

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 ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

birch, tree aloe agave, maguey, pita, tambac aloe derivative aloin aloe extract orcin aloe product aloin aloe's wood agalloch, eaglewood aloft above, ascend, atop, elevate, heavenward, overhead, overlook, overtop, skyward, soar, surmount , ...

Google previewDictionarium Domesticum, being a new and compleat houshold dictionary, for the use of city and country (1736)

by Nathan BAILEY

V" 'Take either aloin os lamb which will need scarcc 4117. were' thanits own satz or a couple of chickens, to which * ' you you may allow half a pound either of marrow or vP U.

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