Traditionally used to help support digestive disorders, excessive gas, nausea, ulcers, jaundice, water retention and much more. *
tansy plant tree "To tell you the truth, I don't know if it is repelling ants or not, but I think it might be helping. Do you have any systemic solutions for treating my plants for aphids. What could I mix in the soil ? Sprays are not working. I certainly appreciate y..." -- vivian (real estate broker)
Tansy - Two varieties are discussed here: one the Common (Tanacetum vulgare) or coarse, tall plant found in field and along roadsides; the other the Fern-leaved (T. vulgare var. crispum) with rich green, more delicate foliage, fewer and larger "buttons."
Propagation: By seed, self-sows freely; by root division.
Nature of Plant: Common Tansy useful hedge for a garden if flower heads are cut off before going to seed, stalks require staking against wind and rain, unless in a protected spot; Fern-leaved Tansy not so coarse as Common and most beautiful for flower borders, grows to about 3 feet, very decorative foliage with orange "buttons" for vivid contrast.
Spacing of Mature Plants: Common about 4 feet; Fern-leaved 2 1/2 feet.
Cultural Requirements: Will adapt themselves to any soil or location not too wet; both spread rapidly into large clumps.
Both varieties have similar virtues.
Leafy Tip: (Health) Sedative, to produce perspiration, for helping support wounds; (Industrial) in cosmetics, toilet water, liniment, ointment and in Chartreuse; (Household) keeps ants away, rubbed on meat to preserve it.
Seed: (Health) Anthelmintic.
Root: (Household) Gives a green dye.
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Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 tea bag for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the pot, cover and let steep for 10-15 minutes. Pour into your cup; add milk and natural sweetener to taste. Drink a maximum of 2 cups a day.
Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 5 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea itself. Steep for 10-15 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into the serving pitcher straining the tea bags. Add ice and top-up with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.
Do not use tansy for more than ten days continuously and do not exceed the doses given above. It is recommended that parents consult with an herbalist, a reliable medical herbal guide, or a health professional familiar with herbal therapeutics before administering tansy (or any other herb or medicine) to a child.
Do not take if you are, or think that you may be, pregnant.
To tell you the truth, I don't know if it is repelling ants or not, but I think it might be helping. Do you have any systemic solutions for treating my plants for aphids. What could I mix in the soil ? Sprays are not working. I certainly appreciate your follow-up- very professional.
(Profession: real estate broker)
-- August 1, 2005
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