Pyrethrum

What other names is Pyrethrum known by?

Chrysanthème Insecticide, Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium, Dalmation Insect Flowers, Dalmation Pellitory, Pelitre, Piretro, Pyrèthre, Pyrèthre de Dalmatie, Pyrethrum cinerariifolium, Tanacetum cinerariifolium.

What is Pyrethrum?

Pyrethrum is a plant. People use the flower for medicine. Be careful not to confuse pyrethrum with pyrethrin. Pyrethrum is the name of the crude extract obtained from flowers of Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium. Pyrethrin refers to a more refined extract containing several naturally occurring pyrethrins, which are contained in body lice medicines such as A-200 Pyrinate, Barc, Lice-Enz, Licetrol, Pronto, R and C, RID, Tisit, Tisit Blue, and Triple X.

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