A naturally fragrant substance, coumarin is used in perfumery. Its odor approaches vanillin and freshly cut hay. It is found in several different plants such as asperula, Chinese cinnamon
, celery, tonka beans, true lavender, etc. From a medical standpoint, coumarin was used as an anti-edematous because of its action on lymphatic drainage, which it facilitates. Nevertheless, it is no longer used due to the hepatic disorders it provoked.
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