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Biologically Active Constituents of Leaves and Roots of Aloe arborescens var. natalensis
- Hirata, Toshifumi, Suga, Takayuki
- Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 2014 v.32 no.9-10 pp. 731-734
- Aloe arborescens, active ingredients, gastric juice, juices, leaves, rats, roots, secretion, succinic acid
- Several biologically active substances, such as aloenin (1), magnesium lactate, aloe-emodin (4), barbaloin (5), and succinic acid, were found to be contained in the leaf juice of Aloe arborescens Mill. var. natalensis Berger, which has widely been used in domestic medicines. Aloenin (1) and magnesium lactate were elucidated to exhibit an inhibitory action on the gastric juice secretion of rats. Various constituents other than the above bioactive substances were found in the leaves and the roots of the plant.