Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Blue Tansy


Tanacetum annuum--   steam distilled from the flowers and leaves.  This annual Tansy is a safe and mild anti-inflammatory with a delightfully fresh, honeyed apple scent. Chamazulene is what causes the blue color.

 It is not to be confused with tanacetum vulgare, the perennial Tansy usually grown in gardens.

CAUTIONS: Best to avoid during pregnancy and for babies.  Appears safe based on chemistry.  Dilute well  (to 5% or less) for topical use.  Suitable for diffusing and inhalation.


CHARACTER: "Soothing Shoulder", Connection, Forgiveness, Peaceful  
GEMS:  Blue Tourmaline, Blue Aventurine, Blue Lace Agate, Iolite, Lapis Neva   
CHAKRA:  3, 5         
ELEMENT:  Water
PERFUME NOTE:  Middle             
Blending Factor:  1
ASTRO:  Venus
ENERGY TYPE: 2, 4

USED TO HEAL THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES: Stress, Confusion, Fear, Insomnia, Nervous Tension, Anger, Resentment

USED TO HEAL THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Asthma, eczema, skin care, bruises, itching, colds, fever, hypertension, fibromyalgia, arthritis, shingles, measles/mumps, coughs, sunburn


PROPERTIES: antihistaminic/anti-allergen, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diaphoretic, tonic, analgesic, anti-allergenic, antibacterial, antifungal,   antimicrobial, antispasmodic, antiviral,  expectorant, febrifuge, nervine and sedative  

PERSONALITY:  
+ Ability to draw out the best in other people.
+Well oriented, able to hold together amid confusion and clear up "fuzzy edges."
+ Drawn to jobs that require  communication.
+ Well suited to teaching or anything to do with books, publishing or writing.
+ Contented, and takes everything in stride.
+ Good to have around in an emotional storm or grieving as they provide a solid shoulder to cry on.   
- If negative, subject to dark moods and heaviness of heart.
May become frustrated and speak loudly, quite the opposite of their usual behavior.



 ARCHETYPES:    COMMUNICATOR, ACTOR,   ARCHITECT, WRITER, TEACHER, ORGANIZER, CHILD DEPENDENT, HISTORIAN

Blends with most oils especially PINE, CYPRESS, HELICHRYSUM, RAVENSARA, ROSEMARY, CHAMOMILE.  Contains 37 compounds including sabinene, cymene, pinene, borneol, limonene, chamazulene, camphor.

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