Tansy loves dry fields and forests, as well as river floodplains.
There is a beautiful legend about the origin of its name:
in Latin her name is tanaceta vulgarum, and tanaceta is the Latinized Greek athansia. Denial of Thanatos, the god of death.
Tansy blooms for a long time, and after harvesting its inflorescences do not change their yellow color, sometimes even retain their smell, and for the ancients this plant was a symbol of immortality. In addition, the gods once treated the young man Gunnymede to tansy, granting him immortality.
The second name of the tansy is Pyrethrum, whose roots go back to the runes, specifically the Perth rune, associated with mystery, hope, fertility, healing and creation.
Tansy blooms from June to August, and at this time it is harvested: the inflorescences are cut off, then the flowers are carefully cut off from them. They are already laid out in a thin layer so as not to stir during drying, and sent to a dry, shady place, or to a dryer (no higher than 40 degrees).
Tansy is extremely useful as a choleretic, antihelminthic and antispasmodic agent. It improves digestion, helps with gastritis and gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.
If you suffer from increased nervous excitability, then tansy will also come in handy. Compresses with a decoction are applied to the dislocations, while the decoction is used to wash the scratches that do not heal for a long time.
Please note (!): Tansy is contraindicated for pregnant women and children. It is also poisonous, and the dosage must be observed during treatment.
Pour 2 tablespoons of tansy flowers with a glass of boiling water, leave for 30 minutes and drain.
Drink a tablespoon 3-4 times a day. Do not exceed the dose.
Infusion for problems with digestion
1 tbsp pour a glass of boiling water, leave for 15 minutes and strain. The dose of admission should not exceed a tablespoon 3-4 times a day, except in cases of emergency.
Consult a physician or herbalist prior to use.