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Description

Coumarin is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in many plants, including sweet clover, tonka beans, and lavender. It is also used as a flavoring agent in foods and beverages, and as a fragrance in perfumes and cosmetics. Coumarin has a sweet, woody odor and is used in many products, including tobacco, alcoholic beverages, and certain medications.

Coumarin is toxic in large doses and can cause liver damage, as well as other health problems. It can also interact with certain medications, such as warfarin, and increase the risk of bleeding.

Associated brand names:
  ▸ Coumarin-containing products: Tonka bean extract, sweet clover extract, lavender oil, tobacco, alcoholic beverages, and certain medications.

-Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven, Warfilone)

Synonyms
  • coumarin
  • cumarin
  • Tonka bean camphor
  • Tonquin bean camphor
Classifications
  • chemical precursor
  • perfume
  • toxin

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