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.