Tansy anyone?

I bought this tansy plant a while back, on a whim. It has thrived and I’m now wondering what to do with it. My boyfriend had read that you can make a tansy and apply pie, but also read that you must be very careful with the amount you use as it can make you sick!

Anyone have a tansy plant? Know any uses for it?

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3 Responses to Tansy anyone?

  1. jeannine May 9, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    hi tansy is a great insect repellant, also good for skin irritations and scabies, also treats fevers and tonics. it is a good compost plant. rich in potassium. grow around fruit and nut trees. use sparingly as it is very strong and can be toxic.

    tjeers!

  2. Viv May 9, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    and as a green dye from the roots apparently. make a tea for lice remedy, it is a companion for raspberries, and great to put on the compost heap.
    This from my Margaret Robert’s books, she’s a great source of local information about plants…

  3. niall May 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    Excellent! Thanks guys … Glad its a good composter!

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