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Anthraquinones, which exert a marked laxative effect, are contained in the bitter yellow sap of the middle leaf layer of Aloe vera.

Anthraquinone is a building block of many dyes and is used in bleaching pulp for papermaking. Anthraquinones act to stimulate muscular contraction of the large intestine and therefore have a laxative effect.