Tanacetum cinerariifolium (Trevir.) Sch. Bip. (= Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium (Trevir.) Vis.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 31

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scientific name

Tanacetum cinerariifolium (Trevir.) Sch. Bip. (= Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium (Trevir.) Vis.)
status

 

Tanacetum cinerariifolium (Trevir.) Sch. Bip. (= Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium (Trevir.) Vis.) 

Names.

Myanmar: hsay gandamar. English: dancing daisy, pyrethrum.

Range.

Subtropical, temperate. In Myanmar, prefers temperate climates and can be cultivated at up to 1065-2135 m in altitude; thrives in Chin State, Shan State, Kachin State, Kokang area, Wa area, Naga hills, Mogok, Kyatpyin and Pyin Oo Lwin.

Conservation status.

Least Concern [LC] ( IUCN 2017).

Uses.

Stimulates appetite and heart functioning. Leaf: Crushed and mixed with black pepper, they are taken for urination problems. They are also used to treat cracked lips, gonorrhea, vomiting, and bleeding. Flower: Antiparasitic; used in pesticides and repellents effective against the mosquito vectors of dengue hemorrhagic fever and vectors of other infectious diseases.

Notes.

The species is used as an insecticide. The old Chinese use of the genus Chrysanthemum  was to treat "liver weakness", clarify vision, and act as a circulatory tonic. The present use is to "benefit the blood"; treat minor infection; and for digestive, circulatory, and nervous disorders as well as for menstrual disorders and night blindness ( Perry 1980).

References.

Nordal (1963), Agricultural Corporation (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Tanacetum