Tansy is a perennial plant, 50-100 cm tall. Stem erect, branched starting from the middle of the stem, grooved, glabrous or weakly bent. The leaves are successive, dark green above, gray below. Lower leaves on petioles, higher sessile.

Flower baskets are round, 5-8(12) mm in diameter, arranged in a shield-shaped inflorescence at the top of the plant. All flowers are yellow, pultuvj-tubular. Fruits - elongated, grayish seeds 1.5-3mm long, with five edges. The plant blooms from mid-June to September, the fruits ripen in August-September.

The flowers of the plant are used for medicinal purposes. At the beginning of the flowering season, collect the shields of inflorescences with all flowers with an average length of 4 cm. In no case do not collect flowers that have already turned brown. The collected flowers are dried in the attic on sieves or in forced dryers, not exceeding 40C. When drying, it is necessary to stir the drug from time to time.

Tansy flowers contain essential oil (up to 0.8%), alkaloids, bitter substance tanacetin, flavonoids (quercetin, luteolin, isoramentin, cosmos, tiliantin and others), phenolic acids (caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, isochlorogenic acid), polysaccharides, tannins (0.1%) , vitamin V, caratonoids, etc., macro and microelements.

Medicinal significance

The flower arrangement of Tansy acts as a helminth and gall repellent.

Tansy is a good remedy for roundworms and roundworms. The choleretic properties of the plant are provided by the flavonoids contained in them. Plant establishment promotes the secretory-motor function of the digestive tract, as well as keeps the walls of the gall bladder in tone, stimulates the appetite, improves digestion. A water infusion of evening primrose is a good remedy for the treatment of enterocolitis and other intestinal diseases.

Various preparations have also been created on the basis of the flavonoids of Tansy , which are used in the treatment of various diseases of the digestive tract. They enhance the formation and secretion of bile, normalize its biochemical composition. By the way, antispasmodics also act on the gall bladder, bile ducts and intestines.

Tansy is also useful as a liver protector - it improves liver function and enhances regeneration processes (in case of hepatitis and cirrhosis).

The extract has diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antimicrobial, wound-healing properties and has been observed to have antioxidant activity.

Tansy increases arterial blood pressure, decreases the heart rate, increases the amplitude of contraction of the heart muscle, and increases sweating.

The essential oil has a strong, irritating effect, it causes excitement in the CNS.

In folk medicine, this plant is still respected and has countless names, which are basically related to its anti-helminth effect.

The arrangement of the flowers is also one of the most popular anthelmintic remedies in folk medicine - it is used against roundworms (ascarids and tapeworms), as well as in cases of giardiasis. This position is also used in case of jaundice, gastric and duodenal ulcer and especially in case of diseases of the digestive system which are associated with decreased stomach acidity. This remedy will also be valuable for regulating the menstrual cycle.

A decoction of Tansy is used for headaches and epilepsy. Externally, as compresses and baths, they are used to treat rheumatism, osteochondrosis, joint diseases.

Tansy can also be used for rinsing to treat catarrhal angina, stomatitis, gingivitis, ulcers, purulent wounds.

In different countries of the world, Tansy is used to treat skin cancer, against helminths, as an antipyretic, as an antimenstrual agent, to treat various diseases of the digestive tract, constipation, etc.

Not recommended for use

You have to be careful with Tansy , this plant is poisonous. Pregnant women and small children should not use this product at all.

Overdosing on Tansy causes stomach upset, vomiting - in large doses, convulsions.

In case of resorptive exposure, liver damage is observed. CNS- initial hyperflexion followed by depression.

The first aid is gastric lavage with activated carbon water, 0.1% potassium permanganate solution and oral application of coating agents (starch mucus, etc.)

Medicinal Recipes

Setting of the ordinary Tansy r: pour 20g of crushed drug with 200ml of boiling water, let it sit for 4 hours. Use one tablespoon 3-4 times a day.

A decoction of Tansy : boil 20 grams of the drug in 200 ml of water for 5 minutes, let it rest for 30 minutes, then separate the layers. It is used warm, ½ cup, 3 times a day.

Setting of the seeds of the Tansy: pour 5 grams of the seed with 200 ml of boiling water, let it sit for 1 hour, then separate the thickets. Use one tablespoon 4-5 times a day.

A decoction of the flowers of  Tansy : boil 5 grams of drogu, 2-3 cloves of garlic in 400 ml of milk on low heat for 5-10 minutes, then separate the thickets. It is used in the form of an enema, in case of worms.

Flower powder of the Tansy : use 3 grams, 2-3 times a day, mixing it with honey or sugar syrup.

Planting of the Tansy seeds: 5 grams of seeds are placed on 100 ml of water, water temperature ~60C, for 3 hours and then the thicknesses are separated.

Seed powder: use 3 grams, 2-3 times a day.

Tansy flower juice: the juice is pressed from evening primrose inflorescences, at the beginning of the flowering season. Use 30-50 drops, 5-6 times a day together with honey (can also be mixed with milk) before meals.

In pharmacies, the flowers of Tansy are usually sold by 100 gr. They are prepared by adding 1 tablespoon to 200ml of boiling water. Use 1 tablespoon 3 times a day as an anti-helminth or choleretic agent. St. John's wort has antiseptic, diaphoretic and appetite enhancing properties. For this, take 20 grams of the drug, cover with 1 glass of hot water and cook on low heat for 10 minutes, cool at room temperature and separate the thickets. Use one tablespoon 3-4 times a day.

Tansy against helminths: pour 1 tablespoon of primrose flowers and 1 tablespoon of wormwood flowers with 1 glass of boiling water, cool to 60C! Add one clove of grated garlic and leave for 3 hours, separate the layers and increase the water mass to the original volume. It is used as a micro enema of 30-60 gr at a time. It is made overnight. After entering the setting, it is recommended not to get out of bed for at least 30 minutes. Such a course is repeated for 5-6 days.

For faster healing of stomach and duodenal ulcers, prepare a flower arrangement of Tansy , in a ratio of 1:20. Use 1/3-1/2 glass, 3 times a day before meals.

In folk medicine, the flowers and leaves of Tansy , 2 grams of the drug per 1 L of water, are used to treat headaches, migraines, joint pain, and reduce bile acidity.

Settling for the liver: pour 250ml of boiling water over 1 tablespoon of Tansy flower, leave for 3-4 hours, separate the layers. Take 1 tablespoon, 3-4 times a day, 20 minutes before meals. It acts on diseases of the liver, gallbladder (hepatitis, cholecystitis), stomach colic, constipation, gas retention, as an anti-helminth remedy, in case of roundworms.

Decoction for external use: pour a glass of boiling water over 1 tablespoon of Tansy grass, boil on low heat for 5 minutes and separate the thickets. Used as application and compresses. Can be used in baths and as compresses for gout, rheumatism, joint pain, dislocations, bruises, as an analgesic and in case of wounds, as a wound healing agent.

Warm foot baths with a decoction of Tansy are used to relieve leg cramps. 

Diet recipes

The aromatic mixture of Tansy

100 gr. dried primrose flowers and leaves, 25 gr. dried rowan, 25 gr. dried, crushed oak bark, 1L water.

Add the oak bark to the evening primrose and roe, mix. Cover with water, boil and keep on a low flame for 10-15 minutes. Cool and let it infuse for 5-6 hours. For decoction, the thickness is separated and used to add to dough, to flavor salads and to add to various meat dishes.

Kvass with ordinary Tansy

5 gr. dry evening primrose inflorescences, 1 L of kvass, 10 gr. sugar. The beehive is placed in a gauze bag and placed in kvass for 12-24 hours. Take out the Tansy from the kvass, add sugar, mix and leave for another 2 hours.

Infusion of Tansy

10 gr. dry primrose inflorescences, 50 gr. sugar, 1L vodka, 0.5L water.

Boil the Tansy for 10-15 minutes, drain the decoction, add sugar, heat until the sugar dissolves, cool and mix with vodka. Leave for 2-3 hours.

Sasoning of ordinary Tansy

Dry Tansy inflorescences are ground and used as a seasoning for first and second dishes.

PS You should know that the leaves of the Tansy are often used with meat instead of pepper - they have their own sharpness.

Cosmetic significance

Tansy works in cosmetics as an anti-inflammatory and cleansing agent. It's not for nothing that some peoples consider the Tansy to be a medicine or herb against all diseases.

Tansy flowers contain thujone, camphor, flavonoids, resins, essential oil, sugars, tannins and bitters. All these substances are also found in the leaves of the plant, although they are rarely used in cosmetics.

Evening primrose extract and essential oil have antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties and at the same time, it quickly eliminates various inflammations. Tansy also has other medicinal properties, so let's look at them chronologically, starting with the most pronounced.

  1. Anti-inflammatory properties;
  2. Reparative properties: evening primrose flower extract promotes faster growth of healthy skin cells and accelerates wound healing;
  3. Antiviral properties. Phytocomponents found in Tansy , such as thujone and camphor, are relatively toxic to skin cells, but at the same time they can also kill viruses. Using this herb will stop the virus from multiplying.
  4. Sedative effect. Such an effect will also occur when using Tansy externally. The plant has the ability to soothe inflamed and irritated skin. Currently, this plant is being studied as a perspective in the field of neurocosmetics.
  5. Properties of antihistamines. Histamine is a biochemical mediator in the human body that is responsible for the activation of allergic reactions and inflammatory processes. Tansy neutralizes histamine and prevents the body from synthesizing it more.
  6. Insecticidal properties. Tansy oil works well as a remedy against insects and spiders.

It is useful to use the Tansy in such cases:

  • Youth maintenance;
  • Irritated and inflamed skin;
  • Problematic and oily skin;
  • Dermatological infections of various origins;
  • Oily seborrhea;
  • Wound healing;
  • Skin infection;
  • Tendency to allergies;
  • Prevention of dandruff.

It is safe to use Tansy externally, it will not cause any side effects, provided that there is no individual intolerance to this plant!