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Falcarinol, a naturally occurring unsaturated alcohol, is found as a secondary plant substance in a number of plants (especially in umbellifers). Falcarinol is an oily liquid at room temperature with a boiling point of 115 °C .
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In animal experiments, falcarinol has a tumour-protective effect at low doses. Falcarinol also has an antibacterial, fungicidal and pain-relieving effect. Falcarinol inhibits platelet aggregation. Falcarinol causes contact allergic and toxic skin reactions (see below ivy dermatitis). In higher concentrations it has a toxic effect.
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