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Himalayan rhubarb

Emodin

Emodin (from Rheum emodi, a Himalayan rhubarb)

  • 1. A purgative resin, 6-methyl-1,3,8-trihydroxyanthraquinone, from rhubarb and the buckthorn.
  • 2. Any one of a series of principles isomeric with the emodin of rhubarb.

aloe emodin (1,3,8-trihydroxyanthraquinone) — a variety of emodin found in Socotrine, Barbados, and Zanzibar aloes, but not in Natal aloes.

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