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anthraquinones (an·tr·kwāˑ·nōōnz), plant chemicals formed on anthracene (a triple benzene ring) skeleton. Used as short-term laxative. Extensive use can cause electrolyte imbalance.
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L, 2005, Natural anthraquinones probed as Type 1 and Type II photosensitizers: singlet oxygen and superoxide anion production.
2010 Anthraquinones Rhein, aloe-emodin, Rheum palmatum L.
The leaf lining (latex, resin or sap) contains anthraquinone glycosides (aloin, aloe-emodin and barbaloin) that are potent stimulant laxatives.
Knipholone: a unique anthraquinone derivative from Kniphofia foliosa.
The 80% MeOH extract or the powdered plant material where ever required was used for testing the presence or absence of secondary metabolites such as phytosterols, carotenoids, polyphenols (tannins, flavonoids and coumarins), saponins, alkaloids and anthraquinones following standard procedures (Debela, 2002).
In recent years, the risk of colon cancer has been found to be related to constipation and to use of anthraquinone laxatives, but experimental and clinical studies are in disagreement (Brusick and Mengs, 1997).
All products are formulations based on polysaccharides, enzimes and anthraquinones from aloe, nopal, moringa and chitosan.
These classes (alkaloids, saponins, tannins, anthraquinones, and flavonoids) of compounds are known to have activity against several pathogens and therefore aid the antimicrobial activities of J.
Antiviral and antimicrobial activities of anthraquinones isolated from the roots of Morinda elliptic.
Senna species have a diverse chemical profile, accumulating secondary metabolites of many chemical classes, including flavonoids, anthraquinones and estilbenoids.
Preliminary phytochemical studies have shown presence of monoterpenoids, flavonoids, anthrones and anthraquinones (Table 5).