Tansy in folk medicine - used with caution

tansy in folk medicine Tansy in folk medicine is valued for its medicinal properties.But this plant is used with caution, because it contains a toxic substance thujone.In the nineteenth century the great popularity had absinthe - an alcoholic drink with extract of wormwood, thujone-rich.Today absinthe contains thujone at times less and is not allowed in all countries.Moreover, in some countries banned such herbs as tansy and wormwood, thujone containing a large quantity.



tansy tansy (wild pock) - is a perennial herbaceous plant of the Asteraceae family.Tansy grows throughout our country, mostly in the woods, forest, fields and in the lower reaches of the mountains.It can often be seen in the settlements on vacant lots near the landfill, as well as in the ravines and on the edges of roads.

Medicinal raw materials are tansy flowers that appear in June - August.The flowers are yellow, tubular, with a pleasant smell of camphor particular, are collected in baskets.Rip them without stalks immediately after they were dismissed.Dried in the shade under the eaves.


What Constitutes tansy

Tansy contains essential oil Essential oils and conception: can help roses? Essential oils and conception: can help roses? , which is composed of beta- and alpha-thujone, tuyol, camphor, borneol, pinene.Additionally composed tansy flowers include flavonoids, bitterness, tannins, organic acids, ascorbic acid.Also found traces of terpenes and alkaloids.


Medicinal properties of tansy

Medicinal plant tansy has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, diaphoretic, analgesic, antitumor, anthelmintic and choleretic properties.It also stimulates the secretion of gastric juice and increase the tone of smooth muscle of the gastrointestinal tract.It may also increase the tone of smooth muscles of the uterus.

Medications based on tansy flowers tansy : sunny chamomile sister Tansy: sunny chamomile sister contribute to high blood pressure and slow the heart rate, stimulates the central nervous system.


How tansy is used in folk medicine

most common tansy is used as a sedative against Ascaris and pinworms.To this end, the infusion of tansy flowers take, which is prepared as follows: take a tablespoon of dry powdered flowers of tansy, put in an enamel bowl, pour a glass of hot boiled water, close lid and heated in boiling water bath Sauna and health: the benefits and harms of bathprocedures Sauna and health: the benefits and harms of bath procedures for 15 minutes, then remove from heat, cool at room temperature for 45 minutes, drain, squeeze and bring the volume of the resulting infusion to the original level of boiled water;infusion to take on half a cup twice a day for 15 minutes before meals for three days (before the application of the present stir recommended), and then take a laxative;if necessary, welcome the infusion of tansy can be repeated after 1-2 weeks.

prepared infusion can be administered in diseases of the biliary tract as a choleretic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.In this case, it is taken as the inside but to a much lesser dosage 1-2 tablespoons 2-3 times a day 15 minutes before meal.

Sometimes the infusion of tansy is used in gastritis with decreased secretion of gastric juice.Assuming it is necessary, just as in cholecystitis.Good infusion of tansy helps with chronic colitis, accompanied by intestinal, flatulence and persistent constipation.

For colds infusion of tansy take as an antipyretic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.1-2 tablespoons of the infusion of tansy can be added to rather weak hot tea with honey.

Sometimes infusions of tansy include in the comprehensive treatment of patients with cancer.


Do tansy side effects and contraindications for receiving

Tansy in folk medicine used in the recommended dosage strictly, so the side effects does not, except, of course, allergic reactions.But in pregnant women can cause tansy fetal death and miscarriage.

With prolonged use at high doses may cause complications in the central nervous system in the form of nervous exhaustion, convulsions and hallucinations.In case of overdose may also cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

contraindicated medication based on tansy in cholelithiasis, pregnancy, breast- Breastfeeding - a personal choice Breastfeeding - a personal choice -feeding and children under 18 years.


How else can use tansy

Tansy - a great tool for combating moths, flies and fleas.Previously it was used for the preservation of perishable products such as meat, shifting the last flowers of tansy.

Tansy in folk medicine is widely used, but it must be taken with care and better prescription.

Galina Romanenko