Hoffm.Synonym ► Z. absinthifolia Link.Family ► Umbelliferae; Apiaceae.Habitat ► West Asia. Recorded from Maharashtra.Action ► Herb—used for cough and bowel disorders.The fruits and roots yield a mixture of coumarin lactones, 1.5% and 3.2% respectively; these include two isomeric dihydrofurocoumarins—zosimin and deltonin. On saponification, zosimin yielded a hydroxyacetone called zosi- mol and cis-2,3-dimethyl acrylic acid. It showed antitumour activity against Ehrlich ascites cells in vitro.Herbal cheese is prepared from the fresh leaves and stems in Turkey.
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