Aloin

Authors: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer, Prof. Dr. med. Martina Bacharach-Buhles

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

Aloinum; Barbaloin

Definition
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Glycosidic anthrone derivative (1,8-Dihydroxy-10-D-glucopyranosyl-9-anthrone), laxative main active ingredient of aloe. Aloin is soluble in water, ethanol and slightly soluble in ether.
The laxative effect of aloin is used medically in constipation (also veterinary).

Dosage and method of use
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10-60mg /day p.o.