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?



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.


  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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