Contractions. - Tanac. Tan.

Tanacetum Vulgare. Nat. ord., Compositae.

Tansy. For. names: German, Gemeiner Rainfarn; French, Tanaisie commune.

Habitat. - Edges of fields, roadsides, and waste places in Europe and Russian Asia.

Flowering time. - End of summer.

Parts employed. - The fresh plant.

Characters. - A stout, erect perennial, 2 to 3 feet high, glabrous or slightly downy, with a strong scent and bitter 6avour. Root-stock creeping. Leaves rather large, pinnate, with oblong-linear, pinnatifid or toothed segments. Flower-heads numerous, hemispherical, about 4 lines diameter, of a golden yellow, in a large terminal corymb.

Time for collecting. - When in flower.

Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with 20 O.P. spirit.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - Hale's New Remedies. Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.