Tansy (Blue)

Essential Oil of Tansy (Blue) (Tanacetum annuum)


Family: Asteraceae

Origin: Morocco

Plant description: A flowering herbaceous plant with finely divided compound leaves and yellow, button-like flowers

Part of plant used for essential oil: Flowers

Extraction method: Steam distillation

Main Chemical Constituents: Thujone, isopinocamphone, camphor, borneol, camphone, artmisone, chamzaulene, limonene, and piperitone.

PRECAUTIONS: Not to be confused with Tansy oil which is a potent poison due to high concentration of thujone. Blue Tansy has the potential to interact with certain OTC and prescription drugs. Avoid use with small children, elders, epileptics, pregnant and/or nursing women. Do not use higher than 5% in a dilution.

PROPERTIES: Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-histaminic, antiviral, febrifuge, insecticide, hormone stimulant, sedative, and vermifuge substance.



Circulation/Muscles/Joints: Soothes inflammation and reduces pain

Immune System: Counteracts allergies and histamine, as well as kills infections caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungus.

Nervous system: Sedative to nervous system and emotional impulses.

Mental/Emotional: Brings feelings of self-control, focus and balance. Can be used to pacify emotions of anxiety, depression, anger, convulsions, and impulsive behavior by inducing a relaxing effect on the brain.

Respiratory system: Brings respiratory balance through inhalation

Urinary system:

Skin care: http://www.essentialoils.co.za/essential-oils/tansy.htm.


About this essential oil: It was first recorded as being cultivated by Ancient Greeks. It was used to treat intestinal worms, rheumatism, fevers, sores, and to “bring out” measles.



  1. http://www.livinglibations.com/default/tansy-blue-essential-oil
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tansy
  3. http://www.circleoflifebotanicals.com.au/essential-oil-profiles/herbaceous-essential-oils/blue-tansy/
  4. http://www.essentialoils.co.za/essential-oils/tansy.htm
  5. https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-tansy-essential-oil.html
  6. http://www.edenbotanicals.com/products/essential-oils-pure-therapeutic-grade/essential-oils-s-u/tansy-blue-organic.html

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