Tanacetum vulgare ‘Crispum’

Names

Names

Scientific: Tanacetum vulgare ‘Crispum’

English: Tansy

Portuguese: Piretro, atanásia

Origins

Origins

Family: Asteraceae

Origin: Europe to West Asia

Life Cycle: Perennial / Herbaceous perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameTanacetum vulgare 'Crispum'
English NameTansy, common tansy, bitter buttons, cow bitter, mugwort, golden buttons.
Portuguese NamePiretro, atanásia, atanásia-das-boticas, erva-de-São-Marcos, erva-dos-vermes, joina-das-searas, tanaceto, tanásia, catinga-de-mulata.
German NameRainfarn, Wurmkraut.
FamilyAsteraceae
OriginEurope to West Asia.
Preferences CultivationCrop fields.
Life CyclePerennial / Herbaceous perennial
HabitatSunlight and dry soil. When the plant grows no shade produces many leaves but small amounts of flowers.
Method of propagationSow and division in spring. This kind usually spreads its roots in a very dense manner.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from July to August. H, 1.5 m, ᴓ 1 m
Description of smells and flavorsLemon flavor.
Properties MedicinalVermifuge, emmenagogue, carminative, antispasmodic, stimulant and tonic.
Properties EdibilityThe young leaves can be eaten raw or cooked, and also used as a flavoring.
Properties OtherOrnamental.
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsContraindicatons: consumption is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation. The essential oil extracted from the leaves is very toxic, and 0.5 oz (15 ml) is sufficient to kill an adult.
Pests and diseases & how to fight themUnknown
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: Leaves.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Repels a wide variety of pests. The flowers' powder act as an insecticide.
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesThe plant is used as a strewing herb in cellars and churches in order to repel insects.

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