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Scopoletin

Scopoletin

MW: 192.17
Formula: C10H8O4

What is Scopoletin?

Pure scopoletin is a yellow to beige crystalline powder. Scopoletin belongs to the group of coumarins (this group also includes umbelliferone and esculetin).

Distribution

Noni, manaca, passion flower, stevia

Health Benefits of Scopoletin

Scopoletin seems to regulate the blood pressure: when the blood pressure is high, scopoletin helps to lower it and when it is too low it can help raise it.
Scopoletin has bacteriostatic activity against various species of bacteria, including Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus sp., Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Scopoletin has anti-inflammatory activity and can be used to treat bronchial illnesses and asthma. Scopoletin regulates the hormone serotonin, which helps to reduce anxiety and depression.

Synonyms

7-Hydroxy-6-methoxycoumarin, gelseminic acid, chrysatropic acid, esculetin-6-methyl ether


 
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