When your body aches from head to toe after a long day of hard work on of the best things you can do to relieve the body aches is by taking a warm tansy milk salt bath. Tansy helps to naturally relieve muscle aches and stiffness when the herb is used properly.
For those of you who do not know what tansy is it is an herb that looks like a yellow dandelion, but the flowers grow in clusters. This herb can be very toxic if not used wisely or taken in very high dosages orally because it contains the same compounds as alcohol does and we all know that too much alcohol can have fatal effects on the body.
Tansy also contains Thujone which is a natural chemical that is very toxic to us if ingested in very high amounts. Tansy leaves used externally in baths can help relieve body aches because it contains a compound in it called Parthenolide which helps relieve inflammation and body aches in the body which is why tansy is great for relieving body aches.
The ingredients needed to make a tansy milk salt bath are ½ a cup of dried tansy leaves, 2 cups of milk and 1 cup of Epsom salt. Basically you fill your bathtub up with warm water and toss the tansy leaves, milk and Epsom salt into the bath and let it all dissolve and soak in. After all you do is get into the bath and soak in all the goodness from the bath and just relax for as long as possible. When you get out of the bath you will notice your body is ache free and has a lot less stiffness to it. You may also use the are ½ a cup of dried tansy leaves, 2 cups of milk and 1 cup of Epsom salt to make a relaxing footbath for relieving sore achy feet as well.
So for those of you suffering from body aches I hope this little natural remedy helps relieve them for you. I wish you all the best with feeling better soon and just remember not to consume any dried tansy leaves internally because they could make you very sick. Just relax in the tansy bath and enjoy the good side effects of the herb.