Bulk Tansy Herb Cut & Sifted Wild Crafted

Tanacetum vulgare
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[ 855 ]Tanacetum vulgare

Tansy Herb Cut & Sifted Wild Crafted

1/4 Pound:  $4.60 Pound:  $10.22 buy now  

Tansy is a member of the daisy family distinguished by its yellow button-like flower heads. Also known as Golden Buttons and Cow Bitter, tansy was first cultivated by the ancient Greeks and later became a common botanical in Medieval monastery gardens.

Although the herb was once used in cooking and to flavor liquors, the presence of thujone and other volatile oils poses a risk of toxicity. However, these compounds also make tansy an effective organic pesticide. Use caution when handling and avoid direct exposure to small children and pets.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound
active compoundsSesquiterpene, Lactones, Resin, Flavonoids, Volatile oil
plant part usedflowering tops
processingcut & sifted
sustainabilitywild crafted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dry place.
appearance & aromaLeafy with a slightly pine-like, camphorous aroma.


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householdTansy is used to make organic pesticides and natural flea deterrents.
safetyThis herb is not used internally due to high toxicity. Use caution when handling and keep away from children and pets.

flavor profile

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tansy herb

Not for culinary use.

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what else you should know

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tansy herb

Tansy is a perennial weedy member of the sunflower family easily identified by its button-like golden flower tops. The plant is native to most of Europe and some parts of the Mediterranean.

At one time, tansy was used as flavoring in puddings, sweetmeats and in various alcoholic beverages. However, due to the presence of thujone, which can trigger convulsions, hallucinations and respiratory arrest, tansy is rarely taken internally anymore. In the U.S., its use is restricted to alcoholic beverages, although the final product must be rendered thujone-free.

Tansy also contains 1,8-cineole and myrtenol. The former, also known as eucalyptol, is a chemical compound that protects the plant from predators. Myrtenol is used as a pheromone to attract and trap insects.

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