Native to Europe and Asia, Tansy was traditionally used to treat intestinal worms, rheumatism, digestive problems, fever, sores and to induce abortion. It consists of antioxidant, antibacterial, tonic and stimulant properties. It may be used in the treatment of digestive tract problems; stomach ulcers, gallbladder problems, gas, bloating, stomach ache, stomach spasm, poor appetite, migraines, nerve pain, joint pain, sciatica, heart conditions, palpitations and skin conditions.
Tansy less commonly can also be used to treat cold, fever, epileptic seizure, hysteria, gout, kidney problems, tuberculosis, intestinal worms, to kill lice and bacteria, promote sweating and calm nerves.
WARNING: Tansy contains a POISONOUS chemical called thujone. At only 10 drops of Tansy oil, it can be lethal. High dosages in other forms may also be lethal. Side effects may include restlessness, vomiting, severe diarrhea, stomach pain, dizziness, tremors, kidney and liver damage, bleeding, seizures and cause abortion. Pregnant women should avoid usage of this product. It is advised to take this herb with extreme caution. It is recommended to consult a healthcare professional before usage.
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