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Flowering lady's mint (lady's mint) with numerous small yellow flower heads and green leaves.

Lady's leaf (or lady's mint)

Tanacetum balsamita L.

Sowing: April. Family heritage (from great-grandmother). In some areas it was customary for women to place a small sprig of Mary's leaf in their psalms and Bibles when they went to church. Origin: probably Caucasus or Mediterranean. Not to be confused with tansy (Tanacetum vulgare L.).

  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • Life cyclePerennial
  • Art of reproductionVegetative or generative (by seed)
  • UseEarlier in phytotherapy