Thursday, September 1, 2011

Blue Tansy essential oil - Morrocan or domestic

Domestic Blue Tansy essential oil, tanacetum annuum, has a high content of chamazulene, which gives Tansy oil its characteristic blue color. The oil induces relaxation and can be used to ease nervous tension and stress. Blue Tansy essential oil is also used as an anti-inflammatory and is a must in blends for burns, sunburns and bruises. It is said to be beneficial for allergies and is most effectively used as an inhalant in a diffuser or you can also put a couple of drops on a handkerchief and inhale. As an anti-inflammatory, it is also quite useful for asthma, blend it with some Ravensara for best results. Blue tansy, like the other ‘blue’ oils, is used for sore muscles, sprains and strains, arthritis, rheumatism, and sciatica. Also known as Moroccan chamomile this Chamomile, which is classified botanically as a member of the Tansy family, has the most chamazulene of all the blue oils, and is characterized by an intensely sweet herbal scent and deep blue color. The anti-inflammatory effect is significant, though it is not as pronounced as CO2 extracted German Camomile. Nonetheless, it is an effective alternative to the German Camomile in many formulations, and has value as an excellent natural anti-histamine. This would make it very suitable for working with allergic reactions such as hay fever, asthma and hives.
Blue Tansy essential oil, tanacetum annuum, blends well with most essential oils.
Blue Tansy Oil cautions - Generally non-irritating and non-toxic, however it has not yet been formally tested. This is not a food grade item and should never be taken internally. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Always dilute all essential oils properly with some kind of carrier oil, lotion base, soap base, etc. Do not use directly on the skin.

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