Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) is growing in huge clumps down by the River Avon, holding its own against the himalayan balsam and nettles.

Tansy has a long history of medicinal and herbal uses, some of them contradictory such as the belief that it both induced abortions and prevented miscarriages.

Tansy was once used as a flavouring for puddings and omelettes but it is toxic enough to expel internal parasites.  It is also known as golden buttons or bitter buttons.



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