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Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare

The name is said to be derived from the Greek athanaton – “immortal” – and tansy was known to the ancient Greeks as the herb given by Zeus to Ganymede to make the beautiful youth immortal – some legends suggest Zeus fell in love with the boy and abducted him to Olympus.

Tansy cake was traditionally eaten at Easter as a wholesome antidote to all the salt fish eaten at Lent! Tansy was recommended by 16th century herbalist, John Jerard as powerful relief for gout.

Tansy - Tanacetum vulgare

Discover the 22 Botanicals

apple mint

01

Apple mint

chamomile

02

Chamomile

Creeping thistle flower used in the botanist gin

03

Creeping thistle

Downy Birch

04

Downy Birch

Elder flower

05

Elder

Gorse

06

Gorse (Whin)

Hawthorn

07

Hawthorn

Heather

08

Heather

Juniper

09

Juniper

lady's bedstraw

10

Lady’s bedstraw

Lemon Balm

11

Lemon Balm

meadowsweet

12

Meadowsweet

Mugwort

13

Mugwort

Red clover

14

Red clover

Spear mint

15

Spear mint

Sweet cicely

16

Sweet cicely

Bog Myrtle (Sweet Gale)

17

Bog myrtle – Sweet gale

Tansy

18

Tansy

water mint

19

Water mint

White Clover

20

White clover

Wild thyme

21

Wild Thyme

wood sage

22

Wood sage

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