genus Tanacetum


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Noun1.genus Tanacetum - a large genus of plants resembling chrysanthemumsgenus Tanacetum - a large genus of plants resembling chrysanthemums; comprises some plants often included in other genera especially genus Chrysanthemum
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
alecost, balsam herb, bible leaf, Chrysanthemum balsamita, costmary, mint geranium, Tanacetum balsamita - tansy-scented Eurasian perennial herb with buttonlike yellow flowers; used as potherb or salad green and sometimes for potpourri or tea or flavoring; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
camphor dune tansy, Tanacetum camphoratum - densely hairy plant with rayless flowers; San Francisco Bay area
Chrysanthemum coccineum, painted daisy, Tanacetum coccineum, pyrethrum - spring-flowering garden perennial of Asiatic origin having finely divided aromatic leaves and white to pink-purple flowers; source of an insecticide; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium, Dalmatia pyrethrum, Dalmatian pyrethrum, Tanacetum cinerariifolium, pyrethrum - white-flowered pyrethrum of Balkan area whose pinnate leaves are white and silky-hairy below; source of an insecticide; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
northern dune tansy, Tanacetum douglasii - lightly hairy rhizomatous perennial having aromatic feathery leaves and stems bearing open clusters of small buttonlike yellow flowers; sand dunes of Pacific coast of North America
Chrysanthemum parthenium, feverfew, Tanacetum parthenium - bushy aromatic European perennial herb having clusters of buttonlike white-rayed flower heads; valued traditionally for medicinal uses; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum ptarmiciflorum, dusty miller, silver lace, silver-lace, Tanacetum ptarmiciflorum - shrubby perennial of the Canary Islands having white flowers and leaves and hairy stems covered with dustlike down; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
golden buttons, Tanacetum vulgare, tansy, scented fern - common perennial aromatic herb native to Eurasia having buttonlike yellow flower heads and bitter-tasting pinnate leaves sometimes used medicinally
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In the literature, there are reports on the characterization of the chemical composition of the essential oil as well as some bioactivities of the genus Tanacetum (Asteraceae).
Plants of the genus Tanacetum (Asteraceae) are used over the years in folk medicines all over the world for many medicinal purposes, including anti-inflammatory and anthelmintic [16, 17].
Parthenolide, a sesquiterpene lactone isolated from many members of the genus Tanacetum, exhibits anti-inflammatory properties and is used clinically for treatment of migraine (Murphy et al.