Biological Screening of Plant Coumarins

  title={Biological Screening of Plant Coumarins},
  author={Tiina Ojala and Kalevi Pihlaja and Raimo Hiltunen},
The variety of physiological effects of natural coumarins is extensive. Humans are exposed to them in everyday life through the handling of garden plants like Aegopodium podagraria or ingestion of fruit, vegetables or spices (e.g. Petroselinum crispum). Based on the ethnopharmacological background and reported biological activities, properties of some of the natural coumarins have been investigated more thoroughly using either pure compounds or extracts from plants containing them. The anti… CONTINUE READING