Immortal Cow Bitter
Updated: Aug 28, 2019
It’s not a pretty nickname but Blue Tansy is known by a few names of these rather interesting labels, including cow bitter, bachelor, golden button and even cheese. These are interesting nicknames to be sure and I’m really not sure on how each nickname was given as an accurate description of the plant or it’s uses.
The other confusing thing about Blue Tansy is the fact the flowers are actually yellow. There is nothing blue about the plant until the stems, leaves and flowers are stem distilled. It is during the distilling process where the blue comes out of the plant giving us this interesting thick essential oil.
Growing most prevalent in Morocco today, Blue Tansy was historically known to grow in Europe, Greece and what is now Great Britain. The Greeks were first to use this plant medicinally. It was later used by Charlemagne and Benedictine monks as herb for medicine.
Medicinal Blue Tansy
The Greek healers were the first to figure out that blue tansy was supportive in treating fevers, sores, join inflammation and digestive problems including intestinal worms.
Today, pure doTERRA Blue Tansy is effectively used to support:
Colds and flu