Tanacetum balsamita is a perennial plant, with a pleasant scent and close to that of mint. Its slightly bitter leaves are often used to flavor liqueurs or salads. They are used for their tonic, digestive, diuretic, and healing properties.
Scientific names: Balsamita major , Tanacetum balsamita
Common names: balsamite, fragrant balsamite, rooster mint, large balsamite, Notre-Dame mint, garden tansy, rooster balm, bouquets mint
English names: balsam herb , costmary , alecost , bible leaf , mint geranium
Botanical classification: Asteraceae family ( Asteraceae )
Forms and preparations: herbal teas, fresh leaves, essential oil, lotions