Tansy - useful properties and contraindications, overdose
The use of tansy found in the old days. It was used not only for medical purposes, but also in the household. And its medicinal properties can not be understated. Drugs from this plant help with diseases of various body systems.
Despite the widespread use of tansy, the grass is quite unhealthy. It refers to poisonous plants and some of its parts are quite toxic to humans. An overdose of grass can result in serious poisoning, which is especially dangerous for children and pregnant women. To extract from the plant only a benefit, one should know the useful properties and contraindications of tansy vulgaris.
Description of tansy ordinary
Tansy ordinary refers to perennial grasses. It is also called a field or wild mountain ash, a privoroten, a nine-cylinder.
Where does the tansy grow? - the area of its growth is very wide. Tansy can be found in Russia, Europe, countries of Asia Minor, China, Japan, Korea. You can find grass along the edges of roads, in fields, forests, bushes, forest edges, steppes, meadows. It grows one by one, but it is very common. It can be attributed to weeds, as it often bothers workers in fields, pastures and meadows.
What does the tansy look like? In height, the grass can reach 1.5 meters, but its average size is about 50-60 cm. The specific smell that it emits is felt even at a distance. The stem has a straight line, forms several branches, closer to the top becomes fluffy. Leaves are rare, long, divided into many small leaves of oblong form. Flowers tansy gathered in baskets, yellow, dense, round regular shape. Blooming tansy can be observed in July, August and September. Since August, fruits begin to appear that have the shape of a polyhedron with jagged edges.
Application tansy ordinary found in both medicine and economy. Due to its property to prevent the reproduction of bacteria and fungi, it used to be used as a means for embalming the Egyptians and for long-term storage of meat in Russia.
A green color is extracted from the root. A dust-dried dry plant can be used as a repellent against flies, mosquitoes and fleas. The leaves of the herb are used in cooking to give the dishes a spicy flavor and taste.
The use of tansy for the body can not be overestimated. Its useful properties have found application in folk medicine as anthelmintic, choleretic, astringent, hypotensive (reducing pressure), anti-inflammatory action.
What helps tansy vulgaris? - it is used for treatment:
- hypertensive disease;
- increased heart rate;
- helminthic invasion;
- hepatitis A;
- gastritis with decreased gastric acidity;
- peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum;
- dysentery, increased gas production;
- menstrual cycle disorders in women;
- hysterical seizures;
- purulent wounds and skin formations;
- oncological diseases.
What is still useful tansy is ordinary? The poisonous substances contained in the plant kill helminths in the gastrointestinal tract. Beneficial effect has essential oil on the liver and biliary tract. Organic acids that are part of the essential oil, tones the gallbladder, increases the secretion of the secretions of the glands of the gastrointestinal tract, including bile. Tannins provide astringent effect on the wound surfaces and help with suppurative skin diseases, infection of open wounds, peptic ulcer of the stomach. Alkaloids and flavonoids also have anti-inflammatory, healing and bactericidal effects. Polysaccharides, proteins, rutin, ascorbic acid, B vitamins, carotene and trace elements (zinc, molybdenum, cobalt, copper) make tansy a detoxifying and restorative means. Thanks to these components tansy is used in cosmetology. This is an effective remedy for wilting and aging of the skin. The broth was used to rejuvenate women at all times.
Tansy is a part of homeopathic remedies for the purpose of treating diseases of the genitourinary sphere. It can remove small swelling, fight with stones in the urinary tract.
There is an opinion that this plant does a good job with such a dangerous disease as tuberculosis.
The healing properties of tansy is due to the maintenance of a large number of biologically active substances in its composition. But not all parts of the plant can be used for this purpose. Inflorescences and leaves are most useful. From them, powders, infusions, decoctions and trimmings are prepared.
In the chemical composition of tansy, her essential oil is of special interest. It contains β-thujone, which causes toxic properties of grass, camphor oil, borneol and pinene. In addition to essential oil, alkaloids, resins, tannins, flavonoids, gum, trace elements, polysaccharides, proteins, in the tansy composition have healing properties.
Methods of application
Treatment of tansy vulgaris is carried out with caution, since the plant belongs to a group of poisonous. For people's treatment is used mainly infusion of herbs. Use it inside on a tablespoon 3 times a day. The same tool can be used externally for irrigation of the oral cavity in angina, gingivitis, pharyngitis, stomatitis or as a lotion for skin diseases, purulent wounds.
To prepare infusion for use inside, you can collect inflorescences, pour them with boiling water from the calculation of 5 grams of raw materials per glass of water, let it brew. It is in this form used tansy from parasites. If the infusion is used externally, then the concentration should be reduced. In this case, a tablespoon of dry grass is poured into two glasses of boiling water.
There are also medicinal forms of tansy, such as broth, concentrate and powder. The broth is used as an anthelmintic. Concentrate along with infusion can be used externally in the form of compresses, but beforehand it is necessary to check the sensitivity of the skin to this medicine. Tansy powder is used usually for economic purposes and as a repellent.
Not only folk medicine has noticed this plant. Extract from the flowers of tansy is also used in scientific medicine. It is used to treat cholelithiasis. Extract from the flowers of this plant is also part of the medicines that improve appetite, anthelmintic, cholagogue, drugs for the treatment of bronchial asthma, rheumatism, constipation, gastric ulcers.
Overdose of tansy ordinary
If the grass is treated incorrectly, it is easy to get an overdose, which is manifested by severe poisoning of the body. Poisoned by tansy can children who accidentally drunk the decoction, adults who mistakenly take the drug, livestock, using a large number of plants with hay or fresh grass.
In order to improve the quality and speed of treatment, many people are trying to change the way they make infusion, increase the concentration of herbs, or the frequency of intake, or a single dose. In these cases, poisoning can occur. Do not take more than 0.5 liters of tansy pies a day.
Toxins can be transmitted through milk, so you need to carefully monitor the quality of dairy products that children use. Before giving the baby home-made milk, you should check it for taste. If it has a bitter taste, then the cow ate a large amount of tansy.
Symptoms of poisoning with tansy appear after several hours after ingestion. In the first place, poisons are toxic to the stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain. Tansy has an irritating effect on the nervous system, causing dizziness, increased excitability, headache, motor activity, anxiety, convulsions. The kidneys are affected, but this condition may not manifest itself with specific symptoms. The intoxication of the liver may also not manifest itself externally. Biologically active substances in the grass affect the cardiovascular system, causing a slowing of the rhythm of the heart, a drop in pressure.
If an overdose has occurred for a long time, then a person may experience depression. Taking tansy in too large quantities can lead to death.
Poisoning with tansy is common, often due to its widespread use. But in addition to it, an allergy to this plant is possible. It can manifest as rashes, itching, in severe cases with Quincke's edema and anaphylactic shock.
Having noticed the first signs of tansy poisoning, immediately rinse the stomach with water or 0.1% solution of manganese, take any enterosorbent (activated or white coal, Enterosgel, Polysorb MP, Enterosorb, etc.). In severe cases, seek medical attention.
Contraindications for tansy
Like many herbs, tansy has a restriction in the application among some groups of people. It can not be used:
- children under 15;
- pregnant women (can lead to miscarriage);
- with diseases of the nervous system, accompanied by atrophic and degenerative changes;
- in diseases of the retina of the eyes;
- people who suffer from serious diseases of the cardiovascular system (high blood pressure, arrhythmia, ischemia);
- if the plant had an allergic reaction in the anamnesis.
The main contraindication for the use of this plant is pregnancy. This plant is also being used for bad purposes. Interruption of pregnancy with grass can lead to serious consequences.
Summarizing, we recall that the benefits of tansy for the body is obvious. It is an effective anthelmintic, choleretic, bactericidal, fungicidal, anti-inflammatory, healing and astringent. Grass has found wide application not only in folk, but also in traditional medicine, and in the economy. But the insidiousness of the plant is such that, in addition to the benefits, tansy can harm the human body when it is misused. There is a group of people who use this plant is extremely dangerous. But even if you do not apply to such, there is a risk of overdose of tansy and the appearance of poisoning. Intoxication can be mild or in severe cases culminate in a fatal outcome. Use the plant is desirable only after consulting a doctor. If you act independently, then only based on the testimony, strictly adhering to the method of preparation, do not exceed the amount of infusion used, do not extend the course of treatment. In this case, tansy will have only a favorable effect and help get rid of many ailments.