TANSY, Latin: Tanacetum Vulgare, SCORPIO
If I translate the Dutch name for this
herb literally in English, I get : “Farmer’’s
worm-herb”. This is because this herb
does help against worms and parasites:
30 gr. of dried herb with 500 ml.. of
boiled water and then drink one cup
evenings and mornings on an empty
stomach and it will get rid of the
And a good recipe against head lice:
(it is aplant of Scorpio:-) :
Mix one part of tansy with 2 parts of
cider vinegar, put it in a bottle, shake
it everyday and dot his for 3 weeks…
Then, as soon as your kids come home
from school with lice on their head you
can apply the stuff to their hair, put
some plastic over it, and let the child
sit with that for 30 minutes. Repeat
after two weeks. Apparently it works
Against discoloration, pimples and
freckles you can make a decoction of
the herb. Recipe for a skin lotion: boil
a handful of the leaves with 500 ml
water and 500 ml milk, let it simmer
for 15 minutes and when cooled off,
filter it and store it in the fridge.
Use as a morning lotion.
In the case of painful gums (or
toothache) boil the herb in
vinegar, add honey and gargle with it.
(Do not ingest).
Culpeper places tansy under Venus, but
the herb stinks as hell. And if you see
what it all is used for, then there is
only one possibility: it falls under
Scorpio. Culpeper used it to stop
white flux: ingest the powdered herb
in distilled water (note dosage below!).
For painful joints the herb is
boiled in water and ingested (note
dosage below!) And for stimulating
the menses take 50 ml of the tea
three times a day before meals (again:
note dosage below for there are rumours
on the internet that young women who
drank this tea too strong died of it,
again, a real plant of Scorpio).
Tansy also could help in cases of
Never use tansy when pregnant.
It can evoke abortion, which it actually
was used for in the past, and apparently
sometimes with fatal consequences).
Essential oil of tansy is pretty toxic,
do not use at any rate not over 1-4
drops max, against epilepsy.
high doses and too strong teas cause
dizziness, cramps and stomach pains and
can even be fatal because of the thujon
in the plant. So when using it
internally do so at your own risk if you
have the guts. Actually, tansy has much
better uses, namely to ward of ants
and other creepy things. It is
entirely possible that dying from tansy
is highly exaggerated, people die easier
from a hospital than from tansy and much
more too, yet, one cannot be too careful
with the sign of Scorpio:-)
to improve the taste of eggs
historically people sometimes added
tansy when baking. Young leaves where
sprinkles on puddings and on omelettes
in the past.
In the case of chronic fever
placing tansy in one’s shoes help (says
Wikipedia, but what I wonder is, if one
has chronic fever, isn’t one in bed
without shoes? :-)
Do you have ants in or around the
house: I can personally testify to the
fact that dried tansy helps get rid of
them. Just place bunches of the dried
herb on the floor where they come, or
when they enter the house from outside
plant a fresh plant near the entrance.
will not bother you again! In the past
people used to sprinkle the dried herb
on the floor against moths and flees.
And if you intend to travel to far off
strange places with scorpio’s and other
creepy bugs (even though Pluto no longer
is in the travelling sign of
Sagittarius), place some of the dried
herb in a sock to put in your
Tansy also was used in the past to ward
off ghosts, lightning and negative
energies. In mythology tansy was
used to make Ganymede immortal (in other
words, tansy equals a long life, just as
the yellow flowers seem to last
endlessly. And people used the herb in
the past to better preserve dead bodies
against bugs. Tansy falls under Venus?
I say Scorpio:-)