Latin: Tanacetum parthenium L.
Synonyms: Nosebleed, midsummer daisy, featherfoil.
Perennial erect herb up to 60cm tall.
Yellowish green alternate, stalked and pinnately divided leaves.
Flowers arranged in corymbs of approximately 30 heads, about 2cm diameter with white ray florets.
Parts used: Leaf.
Sesquiterpene lactones – parthenolide
Formerly used for rheumatism and menstrual problems.
Side effects in a few individuals; ulceration and soreness in the mouth, dermatitis, and in some a mild tranquilising effect.
Not for use during pregnancy and lactation.