The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action. This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are adequate results to demonstrate safe and/or effective human use.
A review of research on the pharmacological actions of plants from the Tanacetum genus is provided. From: Abad, M. J., Bermejo, P., & Villar, A. (1995). An approach to the genus Tanacetum L.(Compositae): phytochemical and pharmacological review. Phytotherapy Research, 9(2), 79-92.
A review of research on therapeutic actions of the tansy genus is provided.Species offer a range of antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasite, anti-allergy, anti-coagulant, anti-ulcer, anti-cancer, insecticidal, and anti-headache activities. From: Kumar, V., & Tyagi, D. (2013). Chemical composition and biological activities of essential oils of genus Tanacetum-a review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem, 2(3), 159-163.
Biological activities of the genus Tanacetum is reviewed. From: Gören, N., Arda, N., & Çaliskan, Z. (2002). Chemical characterization and biological activities of the genus Tanacetum (Compositae). In Studies in Natural Products Chemistry (Vol. 27, pp. 547-658). Elsevier.
INSECTICIDAL / PESTICIDAL
Essential oil from blue tansy was pesticidal against locusts. From: Zaim, A., Benjelloun, M., El Harchli, E. H., Farah, A., Meni Mahzoum, A., Alaoui Mhamdi, M., & El Ghadraoui, L. (2015). Chemical Composition And Acridicid Properties Of The Moroccan Tanacetum Annuum L. Essential Oils. Int. J. Eng. Sci., 5, 13-19.
ANTIMICROBIAL / ANTIFUNGAL
In vitro antifungal activity was demonstrated against multiple species by essential oil from blue tansy containing 13% camphor and 22% sabinene. From: Greche, H., Hajjaji, N., Ismaili-Alaoui, M., Mrabet, N., & Benjilali, B. (2000). Chemical composition and antifungal properties of the essential oil of Tanacetum annuum. Journal of Essential Oil Research, 12(1), 122-124.
Chamazulene inhibited lipid peroxidation. From: Rekka, E. A., Kourounakis, A. P., & Kourounakis, P. N. (1996). Investigation of the effect of chamazulene on lipid peroxidation and free radical processes. Research communications in molecular pathology and pharmacology, 92(3), 361-364.
The author discussed the anti-inflammatory proazulenes: chamazulene and matricin that occur in chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and yarrow (Achillea millefolium), along with a few other Asteraceae species. From: Ramadan, M., Goeters, S., Watzer, B., Krause, E., Lohmann, K., Bauer, R., … & Imming, P. (2006). Chamazulene carboxylic acid and matricin: a natural profen and its natural prodrug, identified through similarity to synthetic drug substances. Journal of natural products, 69(7), 1041-1045.
Chamazulene in chamomile showed anti-inflammatory activity by inhibiting leukotriene synthesis. From: Safayhi, H., Sabieraj, J., Sailer, E. R., & Ammon, H. P. T. (1994). Chamazulene: an antioxidant-type inhibitor of leukotriene B4 formation. Planta medica, 60(05), 410-413.
Compiled by: Kathy Sadowski
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