Tanacetum vulgare - Perennial - Culinary, Medicinal, Household
This vigorous growing herb has a long history of use. The Greeks considered, that as it remains so well preserved when dried, that it was a perfect herb for preserving corpses. Greek myth says that Ganymede used it to become immortal and the Greek name for the herb itself is "Anathaton" which translates as "immortal". In midieval times tansy was used as a strewing herb to repel insects. At Easter in England, a tansy cake (called a tansy) made from young leaves was the reward of the victor of the annual handball tournament. Tansy was also used as a vermifuge, to treat gout and epilepsy. More recently, tansy has been found to contain tannic acids that can be fatal in large doses and internal consumption has been discouraged. It is wise to keep the plant away from cattle, sheep and goats. The plant has fern-like foliage and bright yellow button flowers that appear from July to frost. It prefers a location in full sun or partial shade and grows to a height of 36in.
||Tansy Packet of approximately 100 planting seeds $3.00|
|| Tansy Live plant $12.00
Not available to AK,HI,CA,NV,UT,AZ,WA or outside U.S.
||Tansy dried leaves c/s 8oz $6.60|
||Tansy dried leaves c/s 1lb $10.56|
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