Tansy, also known as common tansy, bitter buttons, cow bitter, or golden buttons by gijsje

Tansy, also known as common tansy, bitter buttons, cow bitter, or golden buttons

Tansy has a long history of use. It was first recorded as being cultivated by the ancient Greeks for medicinal purposes. In the 8th century AD it was grown in the herb gardens of Charlemagne and by Benedictine monks of the Swiss monastery of Saint Gall. Tansy was used to treat intestinal worms, rheumatism, digestive problems, fevers, sores, and to bring out measles.
During the Middle Ages and later, high doses were used to induce abortions. Contradictorily, tansy was also used to help women conceive and to prevent miscarriages.
In the 15th century, Christians began serving tansy with Lenten meals to commemorate the bitter herbs eaten by the Israelites. Tansy was thought to have the added Lenten benefits of controlling flatulence brought on by days of eating fish and pulses and of preventing the intestinal worms believed to be caused by eating fish during Lent.
Tansy was used as a face wash and was reported to lighten and purify the skin. In the 19th century, Irish folklore suggested that bathing in a solution of tansy and salts would cure joint pain.

Fascinating. I live in a community that is giving rewards to farmers who try to eradicate the Tansey. They are having Tansey pulling contests.
August 9th, 2020  
Bloeit hier veel in de bermen. Mooie historische uitleg
August 9th, 2020  
so much interesting information about the plant and a beautiful photo of it!
August 9th, 2020  
Great information. They add lots of colors to the fields.
August 9th, 2020  
A lovely little plant and such interesting information !
August 9th, 2020  
Oh my. It cures all that ails! A lovely capture!
August 10th, 2020  
that's alot of information about this pretty yellow 🌻
August 10th, 2020  
My Gosh! Such a lot attributed to Tansy..the flower is very pretty & bright.
August 10th, 2020  
Nice image!
August 10th, 2020  
Lovely shot and info, I should be planting this in my garden ;-)
August 10th, 2020  
An intetesting plant
August 10th, 2020  
Wonderful info
August 10th, 2020  
what a lovely patch
August 10th, 2020  
very pretty
August 10th, 2020  
ik vermoed dat het Boerenwormkruid is... en inderdaad... die springen onmiddelijk in het oog...
August 10th, 2020  
Bep
@romainz
Het is me bekend dat dit boerenwormkruid is, staat in de tags
August 10th, 2020  
Like how the plants fill the whole frame
August 10th, 2020  
Interessante info. Ook weer een plantennaam geleerd :) Bedankt
August 10th, 2020  
Pretty image and such interesting information.
August 10th, 2020  
another beautiful photo, with interesting information
August 10th, 2020  
Lovely photo.....lots of it around here too. But I didn't know any of the interesting facts you shared! Thank you....fascinating.
August 10th, 2020  
Very informative Bep...I had heard of Tansy but knew nothing about it...it’s a pretty plant to as well as so useful!
August 10th, 2020  
Interesting read too!
August 11th, 2020  
pretty pic, interesting info for this apparent cure-all!
August 15th, 2020  
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