Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum) is in the daisy family of botanical plants. We get the oil through steam distillation of the flowering plant. The oil comes today from Morocco. Blue Tansy essential oil is a vivid deep blue color due to its azulene content . It has a warm and herbaceous fragrance with a wonderfully complex sweetness. This plant is not to be confused with Tansy oil which many consider too toxic to use. Blue Tansy Oil is non-toxic, and has many similar properties to German 'Blue' Chamomile oil.
How Can We Use Blue Tansy Today for our Health?
Blue tansy has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anesthetic properties. It is used for itching and as a relaxant. It is hormone-like. The aroma of Blue Tansy oil induces relaxation and can be used to relieve nervous tension and stress. It is said to be beneficial for allergies, and may also be useful for asthma – blend it with some Ravensara for best results. For respiratory support, it is most effectively used as an inhalant in a diffuser, or you can also put a couple of drops on a handkerchief and inhale. Blue Tansy essential oil is used for burned, inflated and damaged skin, sunburns and bruises. Like other "blue" oils, it is used for sore muscles, sprains and strains, arthritis, rheumatism, and sciatica. Blue tansy can be taken internally, it can be applied on location-dilution is not required except for extremely sensitive skin, it can be applied to the chakras / vita flex points, directly inhaled and diffused. As for safety, blue tansy is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing. Common tansy on the other hand, is not recommended for internal use because of its high thujone content.
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