A tansy is the perennial herbaceous plant with large yellow inflorescences. Often, the tansy is mistaken for a daisy with fallen leaves because its inflorescences are very much like baskets of chamomile, without petals. For the same reason, the plant is also called a "pyrethrum", as well as a "button-pad' and a "helminth". Why tansy is called so, we will tell in this article, and besides, we will describe the useful properties of tansy.
Rubbing the plant's flowers in the palms, you can feel a rich, peculiar spicy smell. Infusions and decoctions based on the tansy have long been used in folk-medicine, and today, it is used for the cosmetic purposes. The advantage of tansy was recognized by the official medicine.
Useful Properties of Tansy
The tansy's flowers contain a huge amount of useful substances, vitamins, minerals and organic acids. They also contain the alkaloids, which do not disappear during use. The tansy is also used in cooking as a seasoning or flavoring. Decoctions and infusions based on the tansy help improve an appetite; reduce a dandruff and help in the fight against the oily seborrhoea. In addition, the foot baths makes with the tansy to reduce the sweating.
The tansy perfectly copes with the diseases of kidneys; the disorders associated with the gastric diseases, it has the choleretic properties and positively affects the health of liver and gall bladder. In addition, this plant in small doses helps improve the digestion.
The tansy's benefits also affect the bladder, improving the processes of genitourinary system and coping with the kidney ailments. The plant has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effect, strengthening the healthy immunity.
The useful properties of tansy are also noted in the diseases of respiratory system − the plant's decoctions help cope with the bronchial asthma. Proper use of tansy helps stimulate the perilstatics; helps cope with the helminths and generally remove the toxins and the harmful substances from the organism. Using of tansy is observed on the bone, connective tissues. Heals the hematomas, the bruises and the sprains, and with proper application contributes to the rapid healing of wounds.
For Gastrointestinal Tract
The tansy's flowers is widely used in the folk-medicine, for the preparation of drugs against the gastrointestinal diseases. This plant helps remove the toxins and the slags, promotes the withdrawal of worms, bacteria, and has a general, healing effect. However, the greatest benefit in the relation to the gastrointestinal tract is noted in the ability of drug to purify the organism of slags.
The tansy is useful for the liver disease, or just for its prevention. It also has the anti-inflammatory properties and the infusions with this plant are useful in the colitis and the ulcer of stomach, as well as with the intestinal irritation or the gastritis.
Tansy's infusion at ulcer diseases
It is applied at the enterocolitis, the peptic ulcer of stomach and duodenum, colic and other gastrointestinal diseases: 0.2 oz of crushed flowers pour over one cup of boiling water, insist three hours, filter. Take one tablespoon of decoction three-four times a day, 30 minutes before meals.
0.2 oz of crushed flowers pour over 34 oz of the water, insist, cool down, drain. Take 3.4 oz. Two times a day, on an empty stomach.
When helminthes: 0.7 oz of crushed tansy's flowers pour over 1.34 oz of milk, add two-tree cloves of garlic and cook over a low heat for five-ten minutes, strain. Apply within a few days.
Recipe for Children from Worms
Pour over one tablespoon of tansy's flowers with the two cups of boiling water. Let it brew for six hours in a dark place. The children aged 3-7 years are usually given the broth three times a day and once a night for one dessert spoon. The duration of course should be appointed by a pediatrician. Usually the treatment occurs until the full recovery.
For Joints and Skin's lesions
Scientists note the high bactericidal properties of tansy, which were used by ancient Egyptians. So, they used these plants for embalming their pharaohs; and in the north, the people wrapped meat in the tansy leaves in order to slow its spoilage.
Therefore, the tansy is used to treat the wounds, the ulcers, the scabies and the purulent formations and so on. It is able to decontaminate the affected area, suck the purulence and relieve the pain in affected areas. The tansy helps stop the inflammation, the further penetration into the organism.
In the treatment of rheumatism, a wine from the tansy is usually used. To make it, you need 1.8 oz of tansy's inflorescences and poured over one bottle of muscatel wine. Insist it for eight days, then to use on 1-1.5 oz after meal.
Or, you can use simpler recipe: one tablespoon of chopped flowers pour over one cup of boiling water, insist wrapped two hours, strain. Take one tablespoon tree times a day, 20 minutes before eating.
Against the dandruff, you can prepare the following tansy's infusion: one tablespoon chopped flowers pour over 14 oz of boiling water, leave for two hours, drain. Rinse your hair after washing. A course − is one month.
To fight cellulite, you can do rubbing your feet with the tansy. To do this, three tablespoons of chopped grass should be poured over in 17 oz of boiling water in a thermos, insist 10-12 hours, wring out, strain. Add one tablespoon of sea salt. Steam out your body in a bathtub (or in the bathroom under the shower) and easily rub the fusion into the cellulite-damaged areas. You can massage the entire body, it is very useful for body as a whole.