Tanacetum pseudachillea

Plant Name

Tanacetum pseudachillea C. Winkl.

Botanical Info

Perennial, up to 2m heigh.


Central Asia: Tien-Shan, Pamir-Alay (except Pamir). Found on stony slopes, meadows, forest meadows, in juniper grooves, up to upper-mountain areas of elevation.

Chemical Content

Alkaloids. Aboveground part .Essential oil, major components: 5-methyl-3-(1-methylvinyl)-1,4-hexadiene $$ santolina triene; 2,3-dimethyl-1,4-pentadiene; alpha-pinene, 1,8-cyneol, eucalyptol. Leaves. Tannins 2.26-3.7%. Flavonoids 0.31-0.43%. Inflorescences. Sesquiterpenoids: tanatsin, tahillin, tanapsin, tanahin, Tanadin, tavulin, desacetyllaurenobiolid, dihydrodesacetyllaurenobiolid. Steroids: p-sitosterol. Tannins 1.53-2.7%. 0.88-1.02% flavonoids: quercetin, quercitrin. Fruit. Tannins 1.52%. Flavonoids 0.5%.

Traditional Use and Activity

Features of the oil: Anthelminthic, antibacterial, tonic, antibacterial, immunostimulator. Indications: Helminthosis, flux, dysentery, hemorrhoids, peptic ulcer, dermathosis, diarrhea, mortification. Roots, leaves and buds broth exhibits antibacterial activity. Inflorescences extract has a hypotensive effect in the experiment; the infusion increases urine output.