hist-brewing: Tansy in Ale

Bruce R. Gordon obsidian at raex.com
Tue Mar 5 15:51:13 PST 2002

	The references I have to it don't mention it as an abortifacient, but it 
is toxic. In small, medically supervised doses it has been used to 
destroy intestinal parasites, or to promote menstrual flow, but even 
among experienced herbalists it's not often used - you can get very sick 
from an overdose, and there have even been an occasional fatality on 
record. Definitely not recommended.

Bruce R. Gordon

PBLoomis at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 3/5/02 4:38:35 PM Central Standard Time, 
> hylander at ihug.co.nz writes:
>> I have an abundance of Tansy and it is use it or weed it time - can't
>>  see the garden path.
>>  Is there any recipes that use tansy as the principle flavouring?
>     Not unless you're planning to become a hedge-witch.
>     I think I remember from earlier discussions that it's an abortifacient
> and therefore not recommended for use in beer, which may be drunk for
> other reasons.
>     Anybody?
>     Scotti
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