Several varieties of tansy for your garden: description and properties

  • Dec 24, 2019

Today, the bitter herbs are used in the manufacture of liqueurs, and in the Middle Ages it ate as a sign of penance in Holy Week. The generic name of tansy (Tanacetum) comes from the Greek word athanasia (immortality): its dried flowers keep their natural color. From tansy prepared yellow dye.

Tansy. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
Tansy. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru

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Used parts:

  • leaves
  • stalks
  • flowers

Tansy or wild pock (T. vulgare)

Unpretentious rhizome perennial height of 1.2-1.5 m, whose feathery leaves are usually give off a strong smell of camphor. There are other "chemotypes" with the scent of rosemary, sage, chrysanthemums or eucalyptus. In the late summer - early autumn on the ends of the stems appear flat umbrellas, consisting of small, rounded flower clusters of tiny yellow flowers.

Tansy. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
Tansy. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru

Tansy balsamic or scented (T. balsamita)

Rhizome perennial with racemes of white flowers and sulfur-Bristo-green foliage, scented with mint.

Tansy balsamic. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
Tansy balsamic. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru

Camphor tansy (T. Balsamita subsp. tomentosum),

The leaves are one of the subspecies of the plant emit a strong smell of camphor and added to the dry herbal blends to repel moths.

camphor tansy
camphor tansy

Tansy tsinerarielistnaya (T. cinerariifolium)

Aromatic perennial gray pubescence white flowers and stems of which are manufactured after drying pesticide. Less effective pesticide obtained from the dried flowers of tansy pink red (T. coccineum).

tansy tsinerarielistnaya
tansy tsinerarielistnaya

species

«Silver Lace»

Grade tansy has variegated leaves.

«Silver Lace»
«Silver Lace»

location

All of the above types of tansy prefer to grow in full sun and well-drained soil.

reproduction

Seeds, rhizomes or dividing summer apical cuttings.

Care

Because tansy in the garden can become a weed, growing its roots need constant monitoring.

Pests and diseases

Almost no infestation.

Harvesting and storage

Leaves were collected tansy (drying oil or receiving) during flowering. Tansy leaves and balsamic camphor terminated as needed at any time.

For a long time, tansy was used as an effective anthelmintic. Today, the medical use of tansy refused: as it turned out, the main component of essential oil, contained in its leaves and flowers, is -Substance thujone that can cause severe toxic effects.

In addition, thujone has a strong stimulating effect on the uterus and can cause serious complications in pregnant women or women wishing to become pregnant. During pregnancy or breast-feeding preparations of tansy or essential oil should not be taken.

household

As well Tansy repels flies, mosquitoes and other insects, these pots the plant is useful to place the front door to the house or in the places of the garden, where they often people gather. Inside the home using dried leaves of tansy can fight ants, moths and fleas in their beds four-legged pets. For this purpose a concentrated infusion of tansy spray on the floor or carpet; handle them animals or their bed can not be themselves! In addition, the infusion of tansy can not in any way work for pregnant and lactating women.

In some European countries tansy balsamic in the old days was called "Bible leaf": its branches was made to lay the pages of the Bible. During the endless Sunday services of a strong minty flavor protects against loss of consciousness praying in poor health. The ancient Greeks obkladyvali leaves the body balsamic tansy dead to protect them from corruption before the funeral and insects.

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