Inner-Clean (Mucusless Diet)
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|Medical Claims||"Progressively and Thoroughly Cleanses and Rejuvenates Relaxed, Flabby Intestines."|
|Vendors||Inner Clean Manufacturing Company|
Inner-Clean is a laxative preparation that was promoted in conjunction Arnold Ehret's Mucusless Diet, reported to have the "ability to remove from the intestines hardened feces, mucus and other age-old uneliminated, imperfectly digested, fatty substances."
A 1930 F.D.A. chemical analysis of Inner-Clean "showed that it consisted essentially of senna leaves (approximately 50 per cent), cascara sagrada bark or the bark of a related species (approximately 30 per cent), anise seed (approximately 10 per cent), and sassafras bark (approximately 10 per cent)," while an earlier A.M.A. analysis found it "to be essentially a mixture of chopped-up herbs, mainly senna, with some indigestible residue in the form of agar and a varying amount of sand."
- Cramp, Arthur J. (1936), "Laxatives: Inner-Clean", Nostrums and Quackery and Pseudo-Medicine, 3, Chicago: A.M.A., p. 72, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.31158001793404&view=1up&seq=92
- "19066. Misbranding of Innerclean. (F. & D. No. 27076. I.S. No. 29285. S. No. 5279.)", Notices of Judgment under the Food and Drugs Act, No. 18001-19525, 1931, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924094318817&view=1up&seq=734