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Sesquiterpene lactones are a class of chemical found in many plants that can cause allergic reactions. Some plants containing these compounds are:
Additional recommended knowledge
Artemesinin, a new, highly-effective anti-malarial compound, is a sesquiterpene lactone found in Chinese wormwood. Lactucin, desoxylactucin, lactucopicrin, lactucin-15-oxalaat, lactucopicrin-15-oxalaat are some of the most prominent and well determinable sesquiterpene lactones found e.g. in lettuce and spinach, giving most of the bitter taste in these crops.
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