Useful and therapeutic properties of tansy ( wild mountain ash )

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

perennial herb up to 1 m. The roots of the stem, branched.Stems are erect, tall, branching at the top.The leaves are alternate, oblong in shape, sparsely hairy, pinnatisect, dark-green, gray-green below.Flowers yellow, small, tubular in baskets, collected in corymbose inflorescences.Receptacle naked, fruit - achene without pappus.Flowers in June-August.

Tansy, or wild pock - everywhere widespread plant.It occurs on bushes, ditches, roadsides, in fields, vacant lots, near the property.

Medicinal raw materials are flowers (flower baskets), collected in early flowering without peduncles, in folk medicine - sometimes fruit.The tansy contains a bitter substance tanatsetin and essential oil, which is available as part of levorotatory camphor, and berneoli ke-tone-thujone.

Studies have shown that infusion of inflorescences of tansy raises blood pressure, increases the amplitude of heart contractions, slows the heart rate, increases bile secretion, enhances the secretion of the gastrointestinal tract, while t

oning his muscles.Successfully used in enterocolitis.

In medical practice, the infusion of inflorescences of tansy is used as antihelminthic (ascariasis and pinworms), liver disease (hepatitis and angiohilitah), enterocolitis, gastritis with decreased secretion of gastric juice and slow evacuation.

According to some authors, 5% infusion baskets tansy (75-100 ml 2-3 times a day) promotes scarring ulcers of the stomach and duodenum.

In folk medicine, flowers or brewed as a tea, not letting go a couple, and give drink from worms, or in powder form is eaten with honey or sugar;drinking water decoction of pulmonary tuberculosis, headaches, nervous disorders, jaundice, disturbances of the functional activity of the gastrointestinal tract, liver disease, diarrhea, dysentery, as an antipyretic, diaphoretic, migraines, aching joints;with heavy menstruation and hemorrhoids - to stop the bleeding.

Use the flowers and fruit of the plant as a sedative from aches (rheumatism, headaches, hypochondria, epilepsy).

Preparations of this plant is often used as a laxative and antifebrile, as well as to expel pinworms.

Since tansy toxic (at the time of study noted, for example, that the flowers and leaves her for 15 minutes paralyze flies to 100%) of the people it is known as a means to drive away insects (flies, fleas) and substituting naphthalene in the fight againstmoths and bugs.Butchers powder of herbs and flowers sprinkled on fresh meat to protect it from flies.


decoction of the flowers: 5 g per 200 ml - in the form of heat to drink in 3 divided doses (enterocolitis).

Tincture: 25% th;30-40 drops 3 times a day (in diseases of the stomach).

Infusion: 20 g per 200 ml;1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day (in ascariasis and pinworms).

enema (to expel pinworms): 1 tbsp.spoon fruit powder mixed with 2 medium chives and boiled for 10 minutes in 2 cups of milk in a closed vessel to light the fire.Filtered and introduced still warm the contents of the enema is necessary to try to delay a little longer inside.This procedure can be repeated.

tansy flowers in the powder taken with honey 1-3 of

Infusion: 5 g per 200 ml of - is given in 3 doses in the form of a heated enterocolitis.