Tanacetum vulgare

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Herbal medicine
A perennial weed that contains bitter glycosides, citric acid, oxalic acid, terpenoids and thujone, a volatile oil that is antispasmodic. Tansy has been used as a vermifuge and for scabies, menstrual disorders and rheumatic pain.

Thujone is a known central nervous system depressant, and should not be used in pregnancy.
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Barbosa De Castro et al., "Anthelmintic activity of crude extract and essential oil of Tanacetum vulgare (Asteraceae) against adult worms of Schistosoma mansoni" The Scientific World Journal, vol.
Ueda-Nakamura, "Tanacetum vulgare: antiherpes virus activity of crude extract and the purified compound parthenolide," Phytotherapy Research, vol.
Muller, "Genetic and chemical variation of Tanacetum vulgare in plants of native and invasive origin," Biological Control, vol.
Effect of the chloroform extract of Tanacetum vulgare and one of its active principles, parthenolide, on experimental gastric ulcer in rats.
Environmental adaptibility of tansy (Tanacetum vulgare L.).
Environmental study of heavy metals influence on soil and Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare L.).
Leaves of Tanacetum vulgare were collected at the Irenice Silva Medicinal Plants Garden of the State University of Maringa, in Maringa city, Brazil.
Tanacetum vulgare: anti-herpes virus activity of crude extract and the purified compound parthenolide.