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a glycoside derivative of anthracene, found in aloe, that is used as a laxative.

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  • when researchers evaluated the subjects after three and six months, they found that aloe vera powder helped reduce the systolic and diastolic blood pressures of both groups. researchers posited that this may be the result of two anti-inflammatory components in aloe vera — aloe-emodin and aloin — and  past research has shown these two components have anti-inflammatory properties in both rat and in vitro models. everydayhealth.com