Apakah aloin? Aloin adalah cecair likat berwarna kuning kecoklatan pada bahagian luar daun aloe vera.
Aloin bersifat laxative yang boleh menyebabkan cirit birit jika diambil dalam kuantiti yang banyak.
Aloe Vera Gel – contains little or no aloin – made from the inner leaf filet. The outer green parts have been cut away.
Aloe Vera Juice – contains aloin – made from whole leaf aloe vera. Essentially, the whole leaves are put in a blender and processed into a beverage.
“Taking aloe vera that contains aloin in excess amounts has been associated with various side-effects.”
“Once ingested, aloin increases peristaltic contractions in the colon, which induces bowel movements. Aloin also prevents the colon from re-absorbing water from the gastrointestinal tract, which leads to softer stools. This effect is caused by aloin’s opening of chloride channels of the colonic membrane. In higher doses, these effects may lead to electrolyte imbalance, diarrhea, and abdominal pain, which are common side-effects of the drug. Because aloin can potentially cause uterine contractions, pregnant women should avoid ingesting aloe products.”1