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Tanaceto, whose scientific name is Tanacetum parthenium L., is a perennial plant, with aromatic leaves and daisy-like flowers.
This medicinal herb has numerous properties that give it benefits in terms of digestion, the respiratory system, musculoskeletal, skin, nervous system and also in the relief of pain, in cases of migraine for example.
Properties of Tanaceto
Tanaceto has relaxing, uterine stimulant, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, digestive, nerve tonic, analgesic, purifying, decongestant, vasodilator, digestion stimulant and anthelmintic properties.
In addition, this plant also increases transpiration and stimulates the gallbladder, causing bile to flow into the duodenum.
What are the benefits
Tanace has several benefits:
This plant increases appetite and digestion, warding off nausea and vomiting. In addition, it eliminates toxins, stimulates the proper functioning of the liver, reducing symptoms related to lazy liver and eliminating toxins.
2. Mental and emotional
Tanaceto has a relaxing action and can be used in states of irritability and anger and in cases of agitation in children. irritability, headache and migraine.
3. Respiratory system
Tanaceto hot tea increases perspiration and reduces fever and also has a decongestant action in the elimination of phlegm and sinusitis. It can also be used to relieve asthma and other allergies such as hay fever.
4. Pain and inflammation
This medicinal herb is often used in cases of migraine and helps relieve pain in trigeminal neuralgia and sciatica. The tannace also has an anti-inflammatory action, being useful in the treatment of arthritis. Learn all about this disease.
5. Skin he alth
The fresh plant is used to treat insect bites and stings, relieving pain and swelling. The diluted tincture can be used as a lotion to repel insects and treat pimples and boils.
How to use
Tanacet can be used in the form of tea, tincture or directly on the skin. The most used is tea, which should be prepared as follows:
- 15 g of tannin aerial parts;
- 600 mL of water
Put the water on to boil and then remove from the heat and place the plant, cover and let it rest for about 10 minutes. Drink a cup of this tea, 3 times a day.
The fresh plant and tincture can be applied directly to the skin to relieve allergies, insect bites or swelling. In addition, it can also be used in a compress, frying a handful of leaves in a little oil, let it cool and put it on the abdomen, to relieve cramps.
Who should not use
Tanacet should be avoided during pregnancy and in people who are being treated with anticoagulant drugs, such as warfarin.
Possible side effects
Tanacet is generally well tolerated, but in some cases the fresh leaves can cause oral ulcers.