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Herb Information
Name: Tansy
Biological Name: Tanacetum vulgare

Compositae

Other Names: Tansy, Batchelors Buttons, hindheel, common tansy, bitter buttons, parsley fern, ginger plant, golden buttons
Parts Used: Aerial parts
Active Compounds:
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Volatile oil, thujone, sabinene, camphor, l,8-cineole, umbellulone, a-pinene, bornyl acetate and germacrene D

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Sesquiterpene lactones; parthenolide, artemorin, tatridin, 11,13-dehydrodesacetyl- matricarin, l-epiludovicin-C

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Flavonoids; apigenin, diosmetin, quercitin, jaceidin, jaceosidin.

Remedies For

Anthelmintic, bitter, carminative, emmenagogue, aromatic, tonic, diaphoretic, vulnerary.

Seeds- vermifuge

Tansy is an effective remedy for use in ridding the digestive tract of infestations of worms. Avoid its continued use over a period of time as some of the constituents of the oil are quite dangerous in large dosage. The herb is effective against roundworm and threadworm and may be used in children as an enema. As a bitter it will stimulate the digestive process and ease dyspepsia, having all the actions of a bitter tonic. It may be used as an emmenagogue to stimulate menstruation, but must be avoided during pregnancy. Externally a lotion may be useful in cases of scabies.

CAUTION: Avoid during pregnancy.

Combinations : For intestinal worms it may be used with Wormwood and a carminative such as Chamomile, in conjunction with a purgative like Senna.

Dosage: 

Infusion: pour a cup of boiling water onto 1 teaspoonful of the dried herb and leave to infuse for 10-15 minutes. This should be drunk twice a day.

Tincture: take 1-2ml of the tincture three times a day.

Safety: CAUTION: Avoid during pregnancy. AN OVERDOSE MAY PROVE FATAL. BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WHEN USING THIS HERB. NOT RECOMMENDED.

Do not exceed the dosage or use this herb for an extended period of time as the constituents are quite dangerous in large dosage.
Use only under the supervision of a qualified professional.

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