Tansy is not only a bright and attractive plant, but also a healing tool that has a powerful effect. Folk healers have long used it in the treatment of many diseases. Below we analyze the medicinal qualities of this plant, as well as its contraindications, what is its benefit, and what dangers it may be during use.
Tansy: what is this plant?
This perennial herb is a representative of the Aster family. There are more than 70 types of tansy, 27 of which grow in Russia. The most common such a variety, which is called "common tansy." Translated from Greek, this means “live long” (from the words tanaos and aceomai).
At first glance it may seem that tansy was created in order to grow with the rest of the flowers, because its beautiful appearance will decorate any flower bed. However, this plant has medicinal properties that are so powerful that it is necessary to handle it with extreme caution, since it is capable of releasing toxic and toxic substances.
The aroma of tansy is resinous and tart, but it also has a definite advantage - by putting a bouquet in the room, you can get rid of mosquitoes, flies and other insects for a long time.
Tansy is a fairly unpretentious plant, for this reason it is able to grow in a place where there is not enough sunlight. The flowering period begins in the second half of the summer - towards the end of July. During this period, carry out the collection and preparation of raw materials for the preparation of medicines. The plant is laid out in a thin layer on paper and thus dried. Drying in the oven is allowed, but care must be taken that the temperature is not more than 40 ° C.
The composition of tansy
Both the healing qualities and contraindications of tansy are due to the unique components of this plant. It contains many substances such as:
- essential oils,
- and other useful components.
The highest content of these substances in the composition of the plant is observed at the time when it blooms. Alkaloids that are released during this period have a stupefying effect on a person. In the dried form, in addition to the above components, tansy is saturated with proteins, polysaccharides, glycosides, vitamins C and A.
Raw materials that are collected at the time when the plant is in bloom have beneficial properties if included in the composition of essential oils. The color of such a tool is green-yellow. It contains camphor, thujone, pinene and borneol.
Useful properties of tansy
The unique composition provided the plant with a large number of useful properties. Tansy has the following effects:
- healing wounds
Indications for use
Tansy as a medicinal plant has found wide application in traditional medicine, which offers a huge number of prescriptions for the treatment of various diseases. The healing properties of tansy are as follows:
- Normalization of the functioning of the digestive organs. Tansy helps to get rid of violations in the process of biliary excretion.
- Flowers help to destroy harmful microorganisms, stop inflammatory processes.
- Effective elimination of cramps.
- The plant is advised to use in exile from the body of parasites.
- Tansy has a sustainable therapeutic effect in diseases of the kidneys and liver, problems with the gastrointestinal tract, duodenal ulcer, diseases of the gall bladder, and also helps to get rid of various types of colitis, digestive disorders.
- The flower has an effect on the functioning of the heart, helps with low blood pressure. It is brewed and used in the treatment of neurological diseases and migraines.
- Tansy can be used for local action in the treatment of gout, in the fight against rheumatism and pain in the joints. In addition, among the indications for the use of tansy are scabies and skin cancer.
- The healing properties of this medicinal plant can be used in the treatment of diabetes, tuberculosis, malaria.
- The tool helps women in whom the menstrual cycle is unstable.
To preserve the healing qualities of tansy, it is necessary to collect and store it, taking into account all the rules.
The plant is considered to be unnatural, because it has such toxic component as thujone. The use of funds based on tansy for a long time or exceeding the recommended dosage will not bring the desired effect, but on the contrary, will cause serious harm to the body. In this case, the person will experience the following symptoms:
- nausea and vomiting,
- in severe poisoning, seizures may occur.
If even minor signs of poisoning with tansy have occurred, you should immediately stop taking the products based on this plant, do a gastric lavage and drink a sorbent.
In addition, active substances contained in tansy can cause uterine contractions, which can lead to spontaneous abortion or premature delivery. For this reason, the use of tansy-based products is strictly prohibited for future mothers.
The use of such tools is contraindicated for children of preschool and school age, as well as for people who suffer from gallstone disease.
Carefully apply the tool and only in situations where the potential benefit is higher than the possible risk, should those who have such health problems as arrhythmia, hypertension, disturbances in the functioning of the heart. This prohibition is due to the fact that funds based on tansy contribute to an increase in pressure, an increase in the rate of contraction of the heart, and a slower heart rate.
This medicinal plant is contraindicated during breastfeeding. Tuyon, which is contained in tansy, is able to penetrate with the mother's milk into the body of the baby. If his concentration is very high, the baby may be poisoned.
With outdoor use of the plant rarely, but, nevertheless, allergic reactions occur on the skin.
Ways to use tansy
Below are the most popular and most commonly used products based on the medicinal plant in question.
The healing qualities of tansy manifest themselves in any kind of application - tinctures, powders, decoctions; you can apply the remedies both externally and internally.
- Gynecological infusion. For the preparation of tools that will help to normalize the menstrual cycle with a short delay, you must take dried tansy inflorescences (25 g) and pour one liter of boiling water. Leave to insist for one and a half hours, then strain. Use in small doses (no more than 100 ml). To drink the infusion in a larger volume is prohibited, because the drug is toxic and can cause severe poisoning. The daily dosage of infusion should not exceed 250 milliliters.
- Tansy with rheumatism. To prepare an effective cure for rheumatism according to traditional medicine recipes, you need to take tansy flowers (50 g) and pour one liter of nutmeg wine. The mixture must be covered with a lid and put in a dark place. Infusion time is one week. The prepared tool should be used for painful sensations when the attacks of the disease begin. Reception is internal, dosage - 40 grams, which should be taken ten minutes after a meal.
- A remedy for pain and swelling of the legs. If the legs after working days are sore and swollen, you can use a tansy decoction, in which a little added salt is added. This broth should be poured into a bowl of hot water and lower the legs there. If you do not have time to cook the decoction, you can add in the bath five to six drops of essential oil of this plant.
- Remedy for worms. Dried tansy flowers are ground to a powder. The finished product is taken in dosage ½ dessert spoon for seven days at night, it should be washed down with warm water. In the morning you should drink a laxative so that the parasites leave the body.
Tansy from worms and other parasites can be used not only in powder form, but also in the form of an enema. Preparing such a tool as follows:
- raw materials are carefully ground,
- the resulting powder is mixed with crushed garlic cloves,
- the mixture is filled with 500 ml of milk and boiled for 10 minutes over low heat, while it must be stirred all the time,
- the tool must be drained and used in the form of heat in the form of an enema.
It should be remembered that, despite the large number of useful properties, tansy also has many contraindications, as well as can cause side effects. In addition, the plant is considered poisonous, therefore, it must be very carefully included in cosmetics and recipes of traditional medicine, carefully observing the dosage. You can not give the funds prepared on the basis of this plant, children. Tansy has a powerful effect, so before starting any course of therapy, you should visit a phytotherapist to coordinate this issue with him.
Herb tansy has healing properties and contraindications. The following actions are distinguished from useful:
- diuretic action.
Such tansy has healing properties. And contraindications will also be considered. But first we will study in what cases it will be useful to apply it.
Medicinal properties of tansy, use and contraindications
Folk healers do not in vain so appreciate this plant.
Tanacetin, which is part of it, increases the secretion of the gastrointestinal tract, and also increases intestinal motility. Acceptance of tansy will help with indigestion and anacid gastritis.
Essential oils have antimicrobial and anthelmintic effect, due to which all parasites in the body are destroyed: both adults and developing ones. Therefore, it is often used for giardiasis and infection with tapeworms and pinworms.
Tansy has a wound-healing effect and relieves itching for scabies.
Influenza, SARS and colds disappear, and immunity is restored.
The flowers of the plant have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system.
Cardiac activity is normalized, arrhythmia and flickering pulse disappear.
Once the healing properties of tansy have become known to us, and contraindications need to be studied.
The first thing to keep in mind: the plant is poisonous!
It is strictly forbidden to take pregnant women and children under the age of seven.
Overdose in any person can lead to impaired kidney function, deterioration of nervous activity, depressive and apathetic state, as well as an increase in blood pressure.
But the most dangerous consequence of the plant threatens pregnant. Tansy can cause fetal loss.
Some representatives of the weaker sex who want to terminate a pregnancy, especially take tansy. Medicinal properties and contraindications for women, publicized by doctors, nevertheless contain information about the threat of miscarriage in the paragraph relating to contraindications.
Doctors strongly oppose this method of abortion. In addition to the fact that the fetus will die, it can lead to very negative consequences, namely to:
the decomposition of the fetus inside, because of what the uterus will have to be removed,
fatal infection in women.
With lesions of the joints and skin
Since ancient times this plant has embalmed the dead in Greece and Egypt. But the peoples of the north were wrapping meat in its leaves so that it would not spoil.
Tansy can cure purulent wounds, ulcers and scabies. The infusion will remove pus from the body, stop the development of inflammation, eliminate the infection and prevent microbes from penetrating inside.
For the treatment of gout, rheumatism and joint pain, tansy (flowers.) Is successfully used. Medicinal properties, contraindications are particularly strong through this part of the plant. Decoction, and even more effective fresh juice or tincture on flower alcohol, have a very pronounced effect. Therefore, the decoction can be taken in different ways. But from the juice and tincture is better to make compresses on a sore spot than to use inside.
In diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as the liver, can be carefully and gradually treated with tansy. It is taken in small doses. Then the healing effect is achieved by removing toxins and parasites from the body. In addition, the patient will reduce slagging, and the body will become healthier.
With proper and careful use, the healing properties of tansy will manifest themselves, and contraindications, when taken into account, will not lead to negative consequences from taking.
So, tansy is great to help get rid of worms. Reception is carried out inside, in the form of powder or infusion. Strengthen the effect will help chopped leaves of wormwood.
You can achieve a positive result and thanks to the infusion with the addition of wormwood, chamomile and garlic, which is used for microclysters.
But do not forget: the use of tansy for this purpose for children is unacceptable!
How to apply
The recipe for this is the following. Flowers should be poured with boiling water (20 g of grass per 200 ml of water), cover with a lid and hold on a small fire for 15 minutes. After that, cool it, strain and squeeze. The tool takes 3 days to 150 grams in the afternoon and evening. Then they drink a laxative so that the worms come out of the body.
Another recipe for removing parasites is. Dried flowers are crushed thoroughly, and then take one third of a teaspoon 30 minutes before a meal. The course lasts 3 days. The next day, they drink a laxative.
To get rid of the simplest parasites, the powder is consumed for 2-3 months. Moreover, the initial dose should be at the tip of the knife. Gradually, it is adjusted to a teaspoon by the middle of the course. Then also gradually reduce the dose.
All those that have tansy healing properties and contraindications, reviews of people who have tested it, reveal in their comments. Among them there are those when people have a discharge or incomprehensible taste in the mouth. There were no reviews describing a negative result after drinking.
However, it should be remembered that this medicinal plant has a strong effect. Therefore, it is best to consult a phytotherapist before taking it.
Common tansy is a weedy plant that grows along roads, along fields, between, in bushes, on forest edges, in meadow steppes, birch forests, in upland meadows. Large thickets does not form, but is found everywhere. Plant of the forest and forest-steppe zone. Weeds of perennial durable herbs, meadows, pastures, gardens, vegetable gardens.
Tansy is a perennial plant, up to 1.5 meters high, forming several stems. Stems furrowed, glabrous, less often pubescent, somewhat woody, branched at the top. The leaves are alternate, when rubbed, they smell a lot, dark green above, grayish-green from below, petiolate lower leaves, stem leaves sessile, pinnate, dense, large-toothed.
Numerous golden-yellow flower baskets are collected on the tops of the stems into bright, flat corytic inflorescences visible from a distance. All flowers are tubular. The wrappers are tiled, and the flower baskets themselves, each individually, have the appearance of small yellow buttons. Fruits of a tansy — achenes, without chubka.
Tansy blooms from June to September. Young flowers of tansy harvest in June - Julyand mature fruits - autumn. All parts of the plant have a camphor smell due to the high content of essential camphor oil. The plant also contains tannins.
Facts About Tansy
- Ancient Egyptians, Persians, Greeks embalmed corpses with the help of tansy.
- From the roots of tansy get green paint.
- Tansy is used as an insecticidal agent against fleas and flies. Repellent.
- Tansy is active against tobacco mosaic virus.
- Common tansy is a fodder plant for sheep, spotted deer, red deer, ground squirrels, marmots.
- The admixture of tansy in hay gives cow's milk a bitter taste. In addition, a large number of tansy is poisonous for livestock, there have been cases of poisoning of domestic animals that ate tansy during monotonous feed.
Tansy for female diseases
A decoction of tansy (fruits and flowers) are used by women when menstruation stops. In gynecology, tansy is used for strict indications. On professional medical sites, women are convincingly asked not to self-medicate herbs, because the consequences can be most unpredictable.
Tansy for abortion. Tansy has abortive properties. But, the use of tansy ordinary miscarriage at home threatens serious complications. Задержка месячных бывает по разным причинам, а не только из-за беременности, а женщины пьют пижму в большом количестве, не зная о природе недуга. Медицинская точка зрения однозначна: если беременность для женщины не желательна, то аборт надо делать в больнице.
Menstrual disorders treated with a decoction of flowers and fruits of tansy, but after consulting with the gynecologist, to reliably know the cause of the violation cycle. By the way, not only causes monthly, but also helps with heavy menstruation, reducing profusion.
A decoction of tansy used with hepatitis (jaundice) and violations of the functional activity of the gastrointestinal tract.
Flowers and fruits of tansy can be used as a sedative for aches with rheumatism, headache, epilepsy, hypochondria.
Tansy is a poisonous plant, so when using tansy with a therapeutic purpose requires strict dosage. Duration of treatment with tansy drugs is not more than 7 days. Tansy is contraindicated in pregnant women and children, hypertensive patients and ulcers.
Drugs from tansy. Application Methods
- Decoction of tansy flowers: with intestinal inflammation 5.0–200.0 (5 grams of herb per 200 ml of water), drink in 3 divided doses.
- Powder of tansy flowers, with honey: 2.0–3.0 grams 2-3 times a day.
- Tansy infusion from stomach diseases: 25 ml per 100 ml of alcohol, 30–40 drops 3 times a day.
- Enema (in exile pinworms): 1 tbsp. A spoonful of powder from the fruit of tansy is mixed with 2 medium teeth of garlic and boiled in 2 cups of milk for 10 minutes in a closed vessel on a light fire. The filtered contents of the enema are introduced while still warm and trying to keep it inside as long as possible. Enema is repeated regularly until the parasites disappear completely.
Tansy from flies and other insects
Scientific studies have shown that flowers and leaves of tansy for 15 minutes paralyze flies by 100%.
The people tansy is quite known as a means that repels insects (flies, fleas) and replaces itself naphthalene in the fight with moths and bedbugs.
The insecticidal power of tansy is also known to butchers, who protect fresh meat from flies with grass and flower powder from this plant. Flies sensing tansy never lay eggs on meat.
Tansy worms how to take
For invasive diseases caused by the infiltration of helminths (worms) into the body, including many flat and primary-tipped worms, it is recommended to use the infusion of flowers and seeds of tansy and powder from the dry leaves of the plant. However, before applying the means of traditional medicine, it is necessary to consult a doctor.
1 tablespoon of inflorescences of tansy ordinary pour 1 cup of hot water and infuse for 1 hour. Strain the infusion and take 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day for 20-30 minutes before meals. The tool is especially effective for ascaris and pinworms.
Dry dried tansy leaves into powder and take 0.5–1 g 2–3 times a day 20–30 minutes before meals, washed down with warm water or juice. Powder made from dry leaves of tansy, you can sprinkle the products to protect them from flies.
Tansy for women
Infusion of inflorescences of tansy, taken orally, is effective in algomenorrhea (painful and irregular menstruation) and amenorrhea (absence of menstruation for a long time, observed in some hereditary, endocrine and gynecological diseases).
Before turning to this method of treatment, you must consult with your doctor.
2 tablespoons of inflorescences of tansy ordinary pour 2 cups of boiled water and insist for 40-50 minutes. Take 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day for 1520 minutes before meals.
It should be remembered that the infusion is poisonous and should be treated with extreme caution.
Tansy with enteritis and colitis
Flowers, dry leaves and seeds of tansy help with many diseases of the gastrointestinal tract - colitis, enteritis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, constipation and heartburn.
1 tablespoons of inflorescences of tansy ordinary pour 3 cups boiling water and infuse for 30 minutes. Infusion strain and take 5 tablespoons 3 times a day. The tool is especially effective with enteritis and colitis.
Tansy for constipation and heartburn
2 tablespoons of powdered dry herb tansy mixed with 2 tablespoons of powdered dried herb St. John's wort, 2 tablespoons of three-leaved watch leaves, 2 tablespoons of chopped valerian root, 2 tablespoons of crushed calamus rhizome. Mix the mixture with 2 cups of boiled water and put on low heat for 15–20 minutes. Strain the broth and take 4 tablespoons 3 times a day for 1-2 hours before meals. The remedy is especially effective for heartburn and constipation.
2 tablespoons of dry powdery powdered tansy inflorescences mix with 1 tablespoon of honey. Take 1 teaspoon 2-3 times a day.
Treatment of rheumatism tansy
Externally, tansy preparations can be used for rheumatism - an infectious-allergic disease, accompanied by damage to the cardiovascular system and joints (rheumatic polyarthritis). However, before using folk remedies, you should consult with your doctor.
2 tablespoons of powdered tansy inflorescences diluted with warm water to a pasty state and apply this ointment on the affected joints.
After 20–30 minutes, the pulp is washed off and the joints are lubricated with a warming gel.
Recipes from the book by Yulia Nikolaeva “We treat the body with herbs. Useful tips and advice.
Tansy with hepatitis
When treating jaundice, tansy flowers have an interesting property. If it is used by men, the disease passes quickly, is milder, without consequences. But tansy does not help women in such situations at all.
Full tablespoon inflorescences pour 1 liter of boiling water. Insist 2 hours, strain. Drink on an empty stomach as much as you can drink with pleasure. And once again in the afternoon, no more than half a glass. Do not be in a hurry to consume the entire liter of infusion per day; this can be your norm for several days.
Tansy for epilepsy
100 g of dried flowers pour 400 ml of vodka, insist in heat for 3 days, strain. Drink 30-40 drops 3 times daily before meals. (I know that in four cases out of five this remedy helped the sick. The fifth was a young man, on whom none of the remedies known to me acted, bringing only temporary relief.)
Recipes from the book of Rome Bilalovicha Ahmedov "Plants - your friends and foes":
Features of collection and storage
Especially prized flowers of the plant, and therefore they are harvested as a raw material. It is advisable to start the collection from the end of June or the beginning of July, when flowering occurs. The flowers are carefully broken or cut off together with the peduncles, so that the petals are not damaged. It is better to look for tansy in places far from roads and factories, so that it is as healthy and environmentally friendly as possible. To dry the plant should be either in the open air or in a well-ventilated area, but by all means protecting it from direct sunlight.
Dried ready-made flowers can be decomposed into boxes, cardboard boxes or fabric bags. They are stored for three years, but the container must be removed in a fairly dark, as well as a place protected from moisture and light, for example, in a closet.
In which cases the application is not recommended?
There are contraindications to the use of which include:
- gestation period
- some diseases of the cardiovascular system: myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, heart failure, ischemia, tachycardia,
- severe liver and kidney disease
- individual hypersensitivity.
Possible side effects
Although tansy has medicinal properties, they manifest themselves only when the dosages are observed. If they are exceeded or applied for a long time, side effects may occur, such as nausea and vomiting, dizziness, anxiety, cramps, diarrhea, headaches. This is due to the presence in the composition of toxic substances: although they are present in small volumes and are usually excreted from the body, with increasing doses can have a toxic effect. Tansy can also provoke allergic reactions.
Ways to use
Tansy is widely used in traditional medicine and can be used in different ways:
- Decoction will help get rid of worms and cure inflammatory diseases. Pour a large spoonful of dry raw material with a glass of boiling water, boil the mixture for ten minutes, then infuse for two hours, filter and take a tablespoon thirty minutes before meals up to four times a day.
- Tincture is used as a tonic and sedative: pour a glass of flowers with four glasses of vodka or alcohol diluted with water, remove the container for two weeks in a dark place, close tightly, and shake daily. You need to take twenty drops three times a day, dissolved in water.
- For external use suitable ointment, for which it is necessary to grind half a cup of dried flowers and mix with a glass of vaseline or interior fat. Warm up the composition in a water bath for ten minutes, let it cool and put it in the fridge for a day. Lubricate the problem areas of the skin with ointment.
Tip: to combat insect pests, you can simply expand into their habitats sprigs of tansy, so that their sharp smell frightened away "uninvited guests."
Use tansy correctly, and you will be able to feel its valuable properties.
About flowering plants tansy
To find out what the tansy flower looks like, you can go to the nearest meadow. It is also easy to meet near the roads and houses, where there is a lot of wild vegetation, near the river banks and in the steppes. Since June, this unsightly, weakly leafy plant at its top acquires a flap with beautiful bright patches.
Bright yellow flowers of tansy are numerous, adorn the stem for about two months. It is better to collect them at the very beginning of flowering, without peduncles. Recommendations for drying raw materials standards: no sunlight, room temperature (strictly up to 40 degrees), free and mandatory ventilation.
Symbol of the structure of the flower - the formula of the flower of tansy does not reflect the beneficial properties of the plant. Opened flower with mechanical rubbing exudes pleasant essential oils. The same components can be found in the leaves, as well as in the baskets, which are collected after flowering from September to October. The plant is valued for flowers, in which there are also many alkaloids and flavonoids, tannins.
The baskets in the mature form are not more than 2 cm in length, oblong, have five faces, finely serrated. They have a rich composition, but less valuable than flowers. They have a lot of bitter substances. It contains essential oil (0.3%), tanacetin. Essential oil baskets contains borneols used for the manufacture of camphor, thujone - ketone, normalizes digestion. See the article: Calendula flowers: medicinal properties and features of growing in the garden.
Properties of flowers: publicly available facts
In official medicine, tansy is positioned as an antiparasitic. This property is known by the people for a long time. Powder from all parts of the plant can be used as an effective drug in the fight against insect pests. But for the plant to really take root in the home medicine cabinet and to be useful, it is important to study the healing properties of tansy flowers and dosage forms that can be made independently.
Infusion of tansy flowers
There are experimental data proving that the infusion of tansy flowers has a positive effect on the heart. However, there are several reservations: the experiment was conducted on animals, the study of this issue on the human body was not carried out. But at the same time, it was found that the amplitude of the heartbeat increases, the blood pressure rises, the heart rhythm slows down.
Tansy flower extract
Tableted extract of tansy flowers for pharmaceutical action enhances the secretion of bile. It is an antispasmodic for the gallbladder and ducts, intestines. Thus, herbal medicine with a minimum list of contraindications is effective as an antispasmodic and choleretic agent.
In cosmetology, the use of tansy flowers is due to the properties of the resulting liquids. The essential oil and extract have antibacterial and antimycotic effects. Effective in inflammatory processes. The same property is used in medicine, especially in relation to the duodenum and stomach (an acceptable dosage form in this case is an infusion). The extract of flowers has a reparative and sedative effect, promoting the accelerated growth of healthy cells, soothing the irritated skin.
Other dosage forms
From time to time, the flowers of the plant are used somewhat differently. As a compress, tansy can be useful for gout, for the treatment of poorly healing suppurative wounds. An interesting recipe for wine from tansy. It is used by patients with rheumatism. Prepared on nutmeg wine, which poured 50 grams of inflorescences. Insist wine needs 8 days. Drink 30-40 grams only after meals.
Tansy as an active doctor
The numerous beneficial properties of tansy flowers make it possible to use the plant extensively.
Sometimes it is the main medicine (for example, in the fight against certain parasites), and sometimes acts as an effective assistant in a large complex of drugs.
Self-treatment with tansy flowers for serious diseases of the body is not acceptable. It is important to consult a doctor or even several specialists. The plant is a good accomplice to alleviate the condition for hepatitis. This property is explained by the ability to reduce the amount of mucus that can be found in the secretions secreted by the liver. Tansy as a choleretic agent is known for its flavonoids.
Toning the muscles of the entire gastrointestinal tract, strengthening the work of all secretory organs is observed with regular use of decoction. Various dosage forms prepared from plant components are also used for:
- gastritis (hyperacid type),
- hypotonic disease,
- nervous excitement.
Fresh flowers of tansy from tremor of the head can be used even to alleviate the condition of children. This treatment is considered one of the most effective. This method involves the use of fresh flowers (quite a few pieces) that need to be chewed. In the process of mechanical effects on the plant juice will be released with healing essential oils. It is necessary to swallow only the juice, and spit out the cake. A positive result can be expected in a week and a half. The procedure is done daily.
The sap of the plant is used not only in tremor. Drug description of tansy flowers indicates that the juice is effective in removing toxins. Dosed it after fever, tuberculosis. During the active treatment phase, tansy juice can be drunk together with the main therapy for epilepsy, menstrual pain, ulcer, headaches, for cold, joint pain, rheumatism. A small amount of the product helps to fall asleep faster for insomnia.
Herbalists recommend flowers of tansy and yarrow as a powerful tool for the treatment of liver diseases. Choleretic properties of yarrow in combination with the protective effect of tansy give a synergistic effect, most pronounced in the decoction of herbs. Liquid is consumed during the day in small portions, and is prepared in the usual way in a one-to-one ratio of ingredients.
Tansy in the fight against parasites, pests
The most popular use of plant components is the fight against parasites. They are effectively kicked ascaris and pinworms. Dried flowers of tansy from worms are used in many cleansing author's programs. The plant is effective both individually and as part of antihelminthic plant mixtures.
Tuna with pinworms
Enterobiasis is often accompanied by a disorder of the nervous system. This is especially true for children. Dried tansy flower for the treatment of worms is used as an independent means. It is used in the form of infusion periods for three to four weeks. During this time, all parasites-pinworms, even young individuals, should be excreted.
Nematodes inhabit the small intestine. When invasions penetrate the stomach and can leave the human body through the mouth or penetrate the respiratory tract, liver, gallbladder. Pain caused by ascariasis, are numerous. Having diagnosed these parasites, treatment should begin as soon as possible.
An effective remedy for ascaris is prepared on the basis of a mixture of tansy, chamomile, wormwood:
- one tablespoon of crushed collection is filled with a quarter of a liter of water,
- not brewed, but only brought to a boil,
- grated garlic clove is added,
- liquid infused for three hours,
- filtered and used as a microclyster before bedtime.
After entering the medication can not get up 40 minutes.
Tansy blends for general antiparasitic treatment
All herbal ingredients are taken in equal shares. Liquid is being prepared from evening to morning: the day before you need to pour one teaspoon of the collection with half liter of water. The morning to drink before eating 100 ml.
Drink infusion for six days. The seventh day is the most important and large-scale in the fight against parasites and their safe withdrawal. В этот финальный день также принимаются растительные препараты. Комплекс включает 300 грамм тыквенных семечек, запиваемых настроем из коры дуба и крушины (готовится как и основной состав).After 2 hours, 25 grams of English salt, diluted in half a cup of warm water, are added. Additional liquid on this day should not come. A composition containing tansy flowers from parasites is no longer accepted.
Regardless of which particular parasite (or several species at once) is expelled, it is important to remember about their removal from the body. If possible, a system of cleansing measures (in particular, enemas) should be introduced into systemic deworming. The digestive system and the condition of the intestine is recommended to maintain vegetable oils. Effective in this case, pumpkin and flaxseed.
Unpretentious herbaceous plant, found throughout the territory of Russia. Medicinal properties have flowers, the composition of which is not fully understood. It is used for worms, choleretic in case of liver diseases, an antimicrobial and smemasolytic agent.
The healing properties of tansy are known since the Middle Ages, since then the practice of its use has not changed. This is due to the limited amount of research on the composition and properties of culture carried out by science. Despite the existence of numerous recommendations for a more detailed study of raw materials, no visible steps were taken in this direction. The reason is that the plant is poisonous and potentially dangerous to humans.
Features of tansy
Culture is part of the extensive Astrov family, comprising from fifty to one hundred twenty plant species of the tansy genus. On the territory of Russia there grows at least thirty. Many of them outwardly strongly resemble daisy, for which they received the name daisy. And some have almost identical similarities and are cultivated for decorative purposes like chamomile.
Tansy chamomile is similar to a lesser extent. Its main difference is the rich yellow color of flowering baskets. Although the rest of the similarities are present.
Tansy ordinary. Botanical illustration from the book of O.V. Tome "Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz", 1885.
A perennial plant, with a horizontal strong root, which, as it develops, lumps. From the root there are multiple processes, with large roots literally entangling large areas of soil. In the first years of life, the plant gives one upright, rounded stem. As the growing season grows, the number of stems increases, which usually occurs in the fourth or fifth year of culture development. The height of the stems can reach one and a half meters, although they usually grow to fifty centimeters - one meter.
Stems of tansy branch along the entire height, small leaves are formed on the branches. They are elongated oval in shape, with edges notched, sharp blades. The surface of the sheets is dark green, the inner part is lighter, with streaks and dark patches.
During the flowering period, which comes at the end of June, numerous inflorescences appear in the upper part of the stem and on its “branches”. They are collected in baskets in the form of truncated balls. The inflorescences are located compactly, on each branch their number can reach five to twelve. Bright yellow shade makes the plant very attractive during flowering. At the same time, it particularly strongly exudes a specific "camphor" aroma.
In August and September, the plant bears fruit. In the flower baskets are formed small fruit-seeds of oblong shape, with short teeth on the surface. These teeth help tansy to actively spread over large areas.
Geography and distribution
Thanks to a developed root system, the culture can grow on the poorest soils. It quickly populates the areas cultivated by man, therefore, it is often found near garden cooperatives, grows under the fences of private houses and in the rows of agricultural fields.
Cultivated as an ornamental plant, the grass tansy can press the "neighbors" on the plot, often running wild, growing like a weed. In Russia, it is found everywhere, even in the Far East, where, according to the florist and the Soviet botanist Alexei Schroeter, multi-ton preparations of this plant material are possible. It grows in meadows, in ditches, in the undergrowth, but it rarely forms thickets, usually grows as single “bushes”. For the pharmacological industry is not cultivated.
On garden plots breeding tansy does not require special skills. It is possible to plant a plant in the fall, having scattered seeds in an open ground. In the spring you can take seedlings - a process from the root. Any sunny or shady area will be suitable for cultivation; the culture feels great even in the bush thickets. Having dropped it at a gazebo or garden bench, you not only decorate the garden, but also protect yourself from annoying insects that are intimidated by the smell of tansy.
Collecting and harvesting
Official medicine recognized the value of the flowers of the plant tansy. Grass is also used in folk. Preparation of them can be carried out simultaneously.
- Flowers Gather at the very beginning of flowering. At this time, the baskets look concave, their middle is drawn inside. It is important to collect the raw materials until the middle area becomes convex and begins to unfold. If you miss the time, in the process of drying flowering will continue, after which the baskets will turn brown. Valuable substances in such raw materials are significantly less than those harvested on time. The flowers are torn off by hand or cut with a pruner, scissors. You can collect flaps with many inflorescences completely, but before drying the basket must be separated from the legs. The harvested raw material is laid out in a thin layer under a canopy and dried until the wrappers of the baskets become leathery. When using dryers set the temperature no higher than thirty degrees. It is extremely important not to overdry the flowers of tansy, otherwise they will crumble. The shelf life of properly harvested raw materials is two years.
- Grass Cut off the stems with leaves after collecting flower baskets. Immediately after collection, they are dried in the sun for several hours and formed into tight bunches. They are tied with a rope and hung in a shady place, under a well-ventilated canopy. After drying, the grass retains its properties for four years.
Plant populations are restored freely after harvest, so there are no restrictions on harvesting.
Composition and properties
The use of tansy herb in medicine is based on its composition. The plant is included in the natural phytocomplexes recommended by therapists for a number of chronic and acute diseases. Medicinal qualities are provided by the content of essential oil, tannins, bitter substance tanetatin, a number of organic acids and volatile alkaloids.
The few studies of recent years have revealed a high content of steroid and flavanoid compounds in the plant. In the course of a study by specialists of the Yakutsk Scientific Center for Complex Medical Problems in 2015, the presence of steroid substances in raw materials was established that provide the known pharmacological effects of the plant: choleretic, spasmolytic and antiparasitic action.
Aqueous dosage forms of tansy are rich in flavanoids. These substances have a high antioxidant activity, when administered as a remedy for diseases of the stomach and intestines are able to inhibit the formation of free radicals. Possess anti-inflammatory activity, stimulate local immunity. In 2007, an international group of researchers consisting of Igor Shepetkin, Mark Quinn and Hans Syo presented evidence of the antitumor activity of a group of flavanoids found in tansy flowers.
The hypotensive effect of the complex of flavanoid tansy has been established, in particular, due to the presence of the acacetin substance in it. In terms of impact, it is not inferior to the popular papaverine medicine.
Currently, the plant is considered as a source of polysaccharides of the group of tanacetans. Studies have shown that in the composition of tansy their number exceeds the presence in other medicinal plants. Tanacetans belong to the class of pectins, have an astringent effect. They are able to bind in the serum low-density lipoproteins, forming sclerotic plaques as they accumulate in the vessels. In the future, there are opportunities to use tansy for the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis, lowering cholesterol in the blood. But this action phytopreparation is not fully understood.
Application of tansy
In Belgium and Finland, the plant is included in the state pharmacopoeia, recommended by official medicine as an antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, anesthetic. Used with angina, headaches, worm infestations. Also in these countries, tansy is used during menstruation to reduce bleeding or completely stop menstruation.
In German and official Russian medicine, indications for receiving tansy are limited to diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and helminthic invasions.
Infusion of flowers in diseases of the digestive tract
The tanning agents in the composition of the medicinal plant have an astringent and anti-inflammatory effect in case of gastrointestinal disorders. The well-known Soviet therapist Mikhail Nosal recommended using dried flowers to make an infusion from indigestion, with diarrhea, including bloody and due to an infectious lesion.
The infusion is effective with low acidity of gastric juice, gastritis. It has a choleretic effect, therefore people are often recommended as a means of complex treatment of hepatitis, cholecystitis. In this capacity, tansy is included in the composition of herbal preparations “Tanacin”, “Tanatsehol”, produced by the pharmaceutical industry. In Germany, it is used for enterocolitis, constipation, flatulence.
- Pour the dried flowers in a glass bowl. Use twenty grams of raw materials (or two tablespoons).
- Fill one liter with hot boiled water (not boiling water).
- Leave it under the lid for four hours.
Take the tool should be half a glass to three times a day twenty minutes before meals.
Wormwood, tansy, cloves are recognized as the most effective herbal remedies for intestinal parasites. Infusion of flower baskets is traditionally used in folk medicine in many countries of the world from worms: ascaris and pinworms, as well as from Giardia and opistorchus.
- Place a tablespoon of flower baskets in the container.
- Fill with boiling water of two hundred and fifty milliliters.
- Leave on for four hours under the lid.
Take the tool should be a tablespoon four times a day until the symptoms of parasitic invasion disappear. Read more about how to take tansy from parasites, read our other article.
Broth for external use
When used in the form of lotions and compresses, a decoction of the herb has an anti-inflammatory effect. Improves tissue regeneration, reduces the severity of inflammation, edema. Used tansy for hemorrhoids, for the treatment of non-healing wounds, reduce pain with dislocations, bruises, inflammation in the joints. In the form of rinses recommended for the treatment of angina, stomatitis, vaginitis and colpitis in gynecology.
- Pour a tablespoon of dried and chopped herbs into the container.
- Fill with boiling water of two hundred and fifty milliliters.
- Protome in a water bath for five minutes.
Use in the form of compresses on a soft cotton fabric. Apply to affected and painful areas of the body. Washing is carried out by rinsing, douching.
Infusion for hair growth
In home cosmetology, the plant is used for hair as a means of stimulating their growth. The impact is due to the rich flavanoid composition of the raw material, which improves the blood supply to the hair follicles.
- Place two tablespoons of flowers in the jar.
- Fill with boiling water of two hundred and fifty milliliters.
- Leave the lid to infuse for four hours.
The resulting infusion rubbed into the scalp after each wash, rinse it is not necessary. Treatment should be a course within one month.
One of the unproven properties of the plant is to stimulate miscarriage. In the people the tansy for abortion is really used. Probably, its action in this case is provided by the ability to weaken smooth muscles, which reduces the severity of spasms, while at the same time relaxing the uterus. Therefore, for women expecting a child, the plant is contraindicated.
But using tansy for miscarriage is dangerous. Its use in small doses recommended for therapeutic purposes will not cause critical consequences. And exceeding the dosage can cause intoxication of the body with toxic substances that are part of, and bring significant harm to health. Features of the effects of plants on the body of a pregnant woman and the fetal development of the child have not been studied.
When using tansy, it is important to consider its contraindications. The plant is toxic, with restrictions on its use in official medicine. It rarely serves as the drug of choice in the treatment of diseases of the liver and gastrointestinal tract, for which non-toxic drug analogues, including those of plant origin, are used. If while taking the drug there are symptoms of poisoning in the form of nausea, vomiting, weakness, dizziness, you should immediately seek medical help.
Common tansy is a widespread, but little studied medicinal plant. Surveys are limited to the presence of organic toxins in its composition; therefore, official medicine uses it extremely rarely. In folk finds application in disorders of the digestive tract, liver disease. The main purpose of herbal remedies is the treatment of parasitic lesions of the body with worms of all kinds, Giardia, opistorhas.