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Tansy Herb Dried (Tanacetum vulgare) - 60 g - Herbal Collection

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Tansy Herb Dried (Tanacetum vulgare) - 60 g - Herbal Collection

 Tanacetum vulgare



Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Tanaisie_commune


Reference on http://www.wikiphyto.org


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plant name


Common Tansy, Bitter Grass , Worm Grass , Athanasius


International Latin denomination


Tanacetum vulgare L.


botanical family




Description and habitat


  • Vigorous herbaceous plant exceeding 1 m in height, with a pronounced odor
  • Stems furrowed, leaves light green, finely divided (pinnatisect) with elongated, lobed segments
  • Corymbs of tight flower heads about 1 cm wide, with jagged bracts and golden yellow tubular flowers
  • Wetlands all over Europe and northern Asia


History and tradition


  • Listed in medieval texts such as those of Hildegarde Von Bingen in the 12th century
  • Its cultivation was required by the “Capitulare de villis” of Charlemagne (795)
  • Due to its peppery aroma, the plant served as a substitute for expensive spices ( nutmeg , cinnamon )


Parts used


  • Flowering tops (leaves)


Dosage forms available



Usual dosages




Main components of the plant



Main components of buds or young shoots


Main components of essential oil





Plant properties


  • Anthelmintic (safety not guaranteed)
  • Emmenagogue
  • Choleretic activity ( caffeic acid )
  • External pest control


Bud properties


Properties of essential oil





Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


  • External parasiticide but safety not guaranteed


Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


Known or suspected mode of action


Usual formulations




Possible side effects and precautions for use


  • Thujone is convulsant , abortive
  • Prohibited during pregnancy
  • The essential oil is toxic at 7 grams and deadly at 15 grams


Bibliographic references


  1. Aller↑ Pålsson K, Jaenson TG, Baeckström P, Borg-Karlson AK. Tick ​​repellent substances in the essential oil of Tanacetum vulgare. J Med Entomol. 2008 Jan;45(1):88-93. PMID 18283947
  • Teuscher Eberhard, Anton Robert, Lobstein Annelise. Aromatic plants: Spices, herbs, condiments and essential oils. Ed. Tec & Doc. Cachan. 2005.
  • Barrero AF Sanchez JF Altarejos SJ Zafra MJ Homoditerpenes from the essential oil of Tanacetum annuum. Phytochemistry. 1992, vol. 31, no.5, pp. 1727-1730


Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

Do not exceed the daily dose.


This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.

If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.


This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.


This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.


For More Information please check our General Safety Herbal products Page

Customer Reviews

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Sandra Stewart
Great product

I gave ordered it and it is great quality product. Can't wait to use it in my products.