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A perennial herb that contains coumarins (e.g., bergapten, coumarin, umbelliferone), isovaleric acid, volatile oils (e.g., phthalides, pinene, terpinene, terpineol) and resin; it is carminative, diaphoretic and sedative, and has been used as a digestive tonic and to relieve menstrual cramping.
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