Each week our members can participate in a survey. Here’s what we asked this week…
Besides protecting you from faeries, ash tree bark contains the constituent esculetin. Which of the following functions is NOT a function of esculetin?
- A. Anti-inflammator
- B. Anticoagulant
- C. Improves Lactation
- D. Chemopreventive
- E. Antiasthmatic
DID YOU KNOW?
Esculetin does NOT improve or aid lactation for pregnant women. The compound esculetin (found in the bark of the ash tree) is a sedating, antitussive, anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, expectorant and antiasthmatic constituent. It is also a coumarin derivative showing chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic abilities. It is also being studied for its usefulness in treating the complications associated with diabetes.