Aloe spp.

Common name(S) Aloe.

Toxin(s) Barbaloin is found in the latex under the skin.

Toxic part(S) Latex under the skin of the plant.

Signs Usually a pronounced catharsis is seen after ingestion. If the patient 1, as alkaline urine, the toxin may cause it to turn red. Nephritis may be caused by large ingestions.

Treatment Rarely necessary. if anything, fluids may be required to replace losses from the purgative action.