—Tanacetum Argentina. A common wild plant growing on way-sides. It rises to no height. The stalks creep upon the ground, and take root at the joints; but it is easily distinguished by its silvery leaves, and yellow flowers. The stalks are round and reddish. The leaves rise from these, like the leaves of Tansy. It flowers in June or July.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Tansy:

Wild Tansy restrains fluxes of blood in men and women, also spitting or vomiting of blood. The powder of the herb taken in some of the distilled water, arrests the terms, and the whites. It is also good for children that have a rupture. Boiled in water and salt, it eases griping pains of the bowels, and is good for the sciatica and joint-aches, as an external application. Boiled in vinegar, honey, and alum, and gargled in the mouth, it relieves tooth-ache, heals sore gums and strengthens the palate of the mouth when lax. It is given with success in bleeding piles, and, as a gargle, for an ulcerated mouth. The juice of the leaves and root made into an ointment is good to heal green wounds, and running sores in the legs. The distilled water frees the skin from sun burning, pimples, freckles, and the like. The juice dropped into the eyes, or cloths wet therein and applied, takes away inflammations in them.
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