Sunday, September 13, 2015
Growing Tanacetum, or common tansy
I planted mine a year ago, in front of the garden
(my mistake), yes, it is invasive, but beautiful and very good for bees.
And yes, it smells! "Shoo-Fly"! More than 6 feet, very strong, health plant, no matter how much I pruned it.
I have enough to make a tincture too. It can be used while fasting to expel worms, especially round and thread. It is also valuable for treating hysteria and kidney weakness. It has also been used to promote menstruation. Tansy has shown to be helpful in treating gout and epilepsy. It has been thought to relieve the pain of sprains, bruises, blemishes, scabies, and pain of rheumatic joints. Tansy is very effective for relieving the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.
I have arthritis problem so I will try this tincture this fall.
Remember, tansy is a very strong herb and may be poisons.