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Dicoumarol: Dicoumaral an anticoagulant used
in conventional medicine is a derivative of this coumarin found in Sweet Clover.
Coumarins: Coumarins are lactones of hydroxycinnamic
acids. Coumarins are lactones. There are many variations of coumarins: Furanocoumarins found in Angelica have a
spasmolitic effect but must be used with caution as they have a strong
phototoxic effect as has many of the Furanocoumarins (Warfarin a blood thinning
drug but also virulent rat poison, is a coumarin derivative). In general
coumarins have antifungal, hypotensive, anticoagulant and antimicrobial properties.
Many of the Coumarins are phototoxic and skin sensitising.
Lactones: A lactone is an Ester that's
functional group has become part of a ring structure with carbon atoms.
Lactones are widely present in the plant kingdom and many are expectorants and
Dicoumarol constituent is present in:
Dicoumarol is present in small quantities which may
not be enough to be a significant dosage for medicinal purposes
or is not the major constituent of this plant/herb
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