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, name for a large number of annual or perennial herbs of the genus Chrysanthemum of the family Asteraceae (aster family), some cultivated in Asia for at least 2,000 years.
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the popular name for numerous herbaceous dicotyledonous plants that were used in folk medicine for treating various female ailments. Most commonly they are various daisies and chamomiles, or matricaria (from the Latin matrix, “uterus”); hence the Russian namzmatochnaia trava, or “uterine grass.” Many species have retained their medicinal importance.