Learn about the Herb Tansy

If my chickens don’t die this week, Tansy would be a good herb to plant around their living quarters to repel fleas.

(See comment section below blog post for my chicken drama)


My favorite things about Tansy:
– lots of pretty yellow flowers
– kills head lice
– repels fleas & bed bugs
– insect repellent
– natural dye for cloth

Ideas on ways to use Tansy:
– plant near your chickens to repel fleas
– make a natural lice treatments for children
– stuff into mattress pad to discourage bed bugs
– dry the flowers to dye cotton & wool
– plant around porch to repel insects
– use with caution, can terminate early pregnancy

Click here to print a free study sheet about herb tansy!

And here are a few videos about tansy to learn more:


My personal thoughts on Tansy

is what a great herb for repelling & killin’ insects and lice!

Here’s a recipe quote from Bulk Herb Store:

Tansy kills bugs, worms and lice! In a quart jar add 1/3 tansy to 2/3 apple cider vinegar. Seal and shake every day for 3 weeks, then strain and bottle. At the first sign of lice, wet your head down with the tansy extract, and cover hair with a plastic bag for 30 minutes. Then, wash. Do this 2 times 2 weeks apart. It will not harm your hair, it is not toxic and it works!


The other interesting thing I’ve read about this herb is using a tansy flower essence for depression! You can read more about that on sacredessences.com and a flower essence in a dropper bottle can be found to order at Herbs Pro

Should you need Tansy, Please use my affiliate links ~

Order Tansy Seeds:
at Sadie’s Seeds Now Shop

Order Tansy Flower Essence:
at Herbs Pro

Order dried Tansy:
at Bulk Herb Store

Thanks for learning about the herb tansy with me!
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:) Sadie

And for those of you studying herbs along with me,
Print this sheet for your study binder
(lots of room to add your own notes!!)

Click here for your free printable about herb tansy!

One Reply to “Learn about the Herb Tansy”

  1. So wtf is up with my chickens? I think, from my googling – they either have fowl pox or another gross sounding infection called Blackhead (a parasite infection!!)

    omg, so sad right!!?? And especially because just last week, I was so appreciative of these dumb birds & their bird dirt I even blogged about them! i was feeling so happy to be a farmer lol

    Now I’m feeling WAYYYYYY out of my homesteading comfort zone!

    So I guess they will either return to wellness or – not.
    I’ll keep ya posted –

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