Tansy: Tanacetum vulgare
Part used: Whole herb
Aromatic, tonic, emmenagogue, diaphoretic vulnerary. Seed is vermifuge
Good for dyspepsia. One of the best remedies to promote menstruation. Seeds will expel worms. Taken hot is excellent in fevers, ague, colds and ‘flu. Strengthens weak veins (varicose veins). Hot fomentations are applied to swellings, tumours, inflammations, bruises, sciatica and inflamed eyes. Good remedy in heart disease. In small doses it is excellent in convalescence, hysteria and hepatitis. Oil of tansy rubbed on body repels insects.