Tanacetum vulgare Common name: Tansy
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.