Medicinal benefits of tansy

The weed of the embankments that hides its game well! 😄

What is tansy?

Common tansy (tanacetum vulgare) is a plant with yellow flowers.

It is commonly found in Europe, along roadsides or forest edges.

It contains camphor and flavonoids.

Tansy has been used for thousands of years:

  • To encourage abortion.
  • As a medicinal plant.
  • In funeral rites.
  • As an insect repellent. For example, it is placed in the doghouse to keep fleas and bedbugs away.
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How to use it?

All parts of the plant are edible, in moderate doses.

The leaves and flowers are dried and used in infusions.

There is also a tansy essential oil.


This herbaceous plant is appreciated by the teeth and the heart.

Medicinal properties

It has been traditionally used for the following properties:

  • Digestive.
  • Vermifuge.
  • Abortive.
  • Stimulating.
  • Tonic.
  • Soothing.
  • Antispasmodic.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Febrifuge.
  • Stomachic.
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For which disease?

The plant has shown promising results in cases of :

  • Peptic ulcer disease.
  • Rheumatism.
  • Headaches.
  • Onychomycosis.
  • Hysteria.
  • Flatulence.
  • Angina.
  • Hiatal hernia.
  • Epilepsy
  • Jaundice.


In high doses, it is toxic. It is not recommended to take more than one infusion per day.

One of its compounds, beta-thujone, is abortive.

This is why it was traditionally used as an abortive plant.

Tansy herb is not recommended for pregnant women.


This medicinal plant can help to improve health, but does not cure.

Behind the disease, there are often emotional causes.

Introspection is necessary for the body to accept to self-heal.

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What are the benefits of tansy?

In low doses, it is an extraordinary plant for its curative properties.

Associated with an emotional work on yourself, it can work miracles.

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