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Tansy

Janey

By Janey


Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare (Common tansy))

A lovely summer herb, with pretty fern-like leaves and small button yellow flowers, it's a really old-fashioned cottage garden plant.



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Beautiful photo!!

5 Aug, 2008

 

Here is the green and gold for Australia. I like that herb. Can you actually eat it too? The leaves or the flowers?

5 Aug, 2008

 

You could infuse the leaves or flowers very weakly as a tonic, for nervous complaints, a poultice of leaves would help sprains. It's mainly used as an insect repellant though, ants especially steer clear of it. It is quite toxic if not used correctly. In Finland, the leaves, stems and flowers are used for dyes.

5 Aug, 2008



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