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tansy

(tăn′zē)
n. pl. tan·sies
Any of several plants of the genus Tanacetum of the composite family, especially T. vulgare, native to Eurasia, having corymbs of buttonlike yellow flower heads and aromatic, finely divided leaves that are sometimes used medicinally.

tansy

Herbal medicine
A perennial weed that contains bitter glycosides, citric acid, oxalic acid, terpenoids and thujone, a volatile oil that is antispasmodic. Tansy has been used as a vermifuge and for scabies, menstrual disorders and rheumatic pain.

Toxicity
Thujone is a known central nervous system depressant, and should not be used in pregnancy.
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"The gathering of this data brings a lot of other opportunities to the table," Tansy says.
On the other hand, tansy ragwort is common in dry areas of the West, and is indeed poisonous to animals, especially horses and cows.
By the 1980s, golden tansy ragwort flea beetles, cinnabar moths and seed head flies had largely decimated the weed's Western Oregon population.
The aim of this study was to investigate adaptibility of the Tansy to different stress environmental condition.
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PA-producing plants (e.g., tansy ragwort, coltsfoot, hound's tongue), especially Senecio species, have long been problematic in the western United States and are well known for livestock poisonings.
To his chagrin, his older sister Tansy is given the position of schoolteacher, and no sheets in the bell tower or snakes in the desk drawer are going to deter her Tansy takes the task seriously and helps her brother see the importance of education in a rural world that has already begun to change with the times.
Bali Balm contains the sunburn-soothing anti-inflammatory ingredients lavender and blue tansy (Tanacetum annum) while Winter Wonder Balm is an effective chest rub and steam inhalant fragranced with eucalyptus, mint and tangerine.
For a more adventurous landscape, add some big, hardy, invasive perennials, such as yarrow and tansy, which have fragrant, fern-like foliage, inviting to the touch and lovely additions to cut flower bouquets.