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Tanacetum vulgare

Tanacetum vulgare                                    Common name:  Tansy

Family: Asteraceae

Parts Used: Aerial

Constituents: Sesquiterpene lactones, VO (high amounts of thujone & camphor), Steroids, Mucilage, Resin, Tannins, Flavonoids

Medicinal actions: Anthelmintic, Emmenagogue, bitter

Medicinal use: Especially indicated for round worm infestation (intestinal). Topically or as enema for anal itching, lice, fleas, scabies

Pharmacy: Tincture: 1-2 ml TID (1:1, 25%)

Toxicity: VO (thujone) neurotoxic in high amounts. Can occur with topical OR internal use.

Contraindications: Sale is prohibited in USA. Pregnancy, lactation.

Interactions: None known.

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