AKA 'Bitter buttons, Cow bitter, Golden buttons'
Tansy is a flowering herbaceous plant, ancient Greeks cultivate it as a medicinal herb.
This bitter flavored herb is used as a rodent and insect repellent as well as a health aid
for stomach discomfort. Later it became used in food preparation but only on a limited
basis, and used in several traditional recipes for cakes and puddings and flavoring omelette
in England. Also be used as a rub for poultry and meat to preserve it, prior to roasting.
Suggested Uses & Health benefits:
This dried herb can be used as insect repellent, and also made into infusions and washes for external use.
Infuse 1 tsp herb in a cup of boiling water, cover, infuse 3 to 5 minutes and strain.
Apply directly to the affected area for scabies, itching, bruises, sores, sprains, swelling,
freckles, inflammation, vaginal discharge.
For Relaxing Bath Soak: Combine 1 cup of Epsom salt, 1/4 cup of Tansy Herb, Add to a
warm bath and soak for 20-30 minutes.
Tansy Infused Oil: Pour 1 cup of olive or almond oil over 1/4 cup of Tansy in a glass jar,
Close jar tightly and let it sit in a cool, dark place for 2-4 weeks, shaking occasionally.
Strain the oil, used topically.