Tansy (Tanacetum Vulgare)

Tansy is thought to be native of Asia, from where it was brought to Europe and North America.  It has a strong scent and was regarded as a “cure-all” by the gypsies, who used it to treat colds and fevers, to prevent miscarriages and to relieve indigestion.

Tansy oil has antiseptic, analgesic and anti-spasmodic properties.  It can stimulate metabolism and can be helpful in cases of rheumatism, joint pains, migraines, irregular menstruation and inflammation of the kidneys and bladder. 
In cosmetics, the plant can be used against hair loss. It is also used as a spice, instead of cinnamon, and is sometimes added in beer instead of hops.

Tansy essential oil is toxic and should be used with great caution and only with medical recommendation.  Inhalations should be avoided and it should never be taken internally.


homogenous liquid

light yellow to brownish

specific of tansy 

Plant parts used in distillation:

Growing method:


Additional components:
cymol, camphene, limonene, cineol, borneol, pinene, sabinene, etc.

in well-sealed containers at 5 to 25º C, away from direct sunshine or heat sources, in well-ventilated premises

Shelf life
5 years

Harvesting period
May through September

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