Herbs Guide


Family Name: Compositae

Botanical Name(s): Tanacetum Vulgare

Popular Name(s): Tansy, Batchelors Buttons, Hindheel, Common Tansy, Bitter Buttons, Parsley Fern, Ginger Plant and Golden Buttons.

Parts Used: Aerial Parts.

Habitat: It is widely spread over Europe.

Description: The stem is erect and leafy, about 2 to 3 feet high, grooved and angular. The leaves are alternate, much cut into, 2 to 6 inches long and about 4 inches wide. The feathery leaves of the Tansy are beautiful, when growing in abundance on marshy ground having a refreshing scent.

Uses: Tansy is an effective remedy for use in ridding the digestive tract of infestations of worms. The herb is effective against roundworm and threadworm and may be used in children as an enema. As a bitter it will stimulate the digestive process and ease dyspepsia, having all the actions of a bitter tonic. Externally a lotion may be useful in cases of scabies.