Coumarin is an aromatic organic chemical compound in the benzopyrone chemical class, although it may also be seen as a subclass of lactones. It is a natural substance found in many plants, and a colorless crystalline substance in its standard state.
Coumarin is a phytochemical with a vanilla like flavour. Coumarin is an oxygen heterocycle. Coumarin can occur either free or combined with the sugar glucose (coumarin glycoside). Coumarin is found in several plants, including tonka beans, lavender, licorice, strawberries, apricots, cherries, cinnamon, and sweet clover.
Coumarin is a chemical compound found in a variety of different plants. It has a fragrant, sweet odor and flavor and is often added to fragrances and cosmetics. It’s also used as a precursor to anticoagulant medications, such as warfarin and Coumadin, which help promote blood circulation and prevent the formation of blood clots.