Obtained from a plant known as “common tansy” is an essential oil known as Tansy Oil. This oil has been extracted from a perennial flowering plant belonging to the “Tanacetum vulgare” species within the plant kingdom. Furthermore, this oil is extracted from the plant using the “steam distillation” process. In addition, the small plant from which this oil is derived is extremely popular in Europe, and used commonly by villagers and gypsies.
A. Chemical constituents of Tansy Oil:
This oil is extracted from a perennial flowering plant belonging to the “Tanacetum vulgare” species within the plant kingdom. In addition, this oil also comprises of organic compounds such as artemisone, borneol, camphone, camphor, isopinocamphone, piperitone, and thujone.
B. The uses and benefits of Tansy Oil:
There are a number of benefits that one can acquire by using this oil. However, one should also consider the adverse reactions or side effects reported from its use:
This oil comprises of an “antibacterial” property and thereby serves by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and thus enabling the prevention of bacterial infections.
This oil when used helps in the suppression of inflammation, swelling etc, and thereby serves an anti-inflammatory agent.
This oil also serves as an “anti-histamine” when used by enabling the suppression of allergic reactions such as rashes, itches, severe coughs, asthma etc.
This oil when used also helps in suppressing the growth of fungus, preventing fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, ringworm etc, and thereby serving as an antifungal.
This oil when used also helps in the destruction of insects such as mosquitoes, flea, ticks, bed bugs etc, and thereby serves as an insecticide.
C. The adverse effects of Tansy Oil:
There is one major adverse effect that an individual may experience on using this oil. It is as follows;
- The excessive use of this oil could lead to severe hallucinations, nervous, and neurotic disturbances within an individual. Hence this oil must be used with care.