Tanacetum vulgare L. is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant from Compositaea family, with yellow, buttonlike flowers and stout erect stem, usually smooth and branching near the top. It is common in grassy habitats everywhere in Bulgaria. It contains etheric oil mainly thujone and other terpenes (borneol and thujol), flavonoids, tannic compounds and the bitter substance tanacetin. In traditional medicine, a brew of Tanacetum vulgare is used cautiously in certain specific gastrointestinal conditions.*
Definition: Product from aerial parts of the plant Tanacetum vulgare L.
Characteristics:Green brown to brown amorphous powder, with specific odour, slightly solubile in water and ethanol 50%.
Testing for purity:
pH (10% solution): 4.0 to 6.5
Sulphated ash, %, not more than: 10.0
Heavy metals, %, not more than: 0.001
Loss on drying, %, not more than: 5.0
Content of active substancies:
Flavonoids, determined as apigenin, based on dry substance, %, not less than: 18.0
Coumarins, determined as aesculin, based on dry substance, %, not less than: 7.5
Tannig compounds, determined as tannin, based on dry substance, %, not less than: 7.5
Control:The qualitative indices of the product are controlled in accordance to the company documentation, where assay methods and their validity concerning linearity and repetition are included.
Storage:Store in dry and cool places, away from direct sunlight.
Shelf life:3 (three) years from the date of production.
Application: It is used alone or in combination with other plant extracts in production of food or feed additives.