Feverfew ~ Tanacetum parthenium
AKA; Chrysantheium parthenium, Featherfew, Featherfoil, Flirtwort, Bachelor’s Buttons
Feverfew is a native of South-east Europe and is the champion herb for migraine sufferers. In clinical trials 70% of migraine sufferers improved after eating the fresh leaf (between a couple of slices of bread, it’s quite bitter). I don’t know how long you would expect to eat it daily but I’m guessing if it helps you won’t want to stop. 🌿All my plants are grown organically.
- Growth Type; Woody perennial
- Climate; Any
- Exposure; Full sun, wind does no harm
- Soil; Any
- Tips; Self seeds readily and grows rapidly in its first year. The flowers dry nicely for decorative purposes.
- Parts Used; Leaves and somewhat flowers
- Medicinal Actions and Uses; Anti-inflammatory, vasodilatory (widening of blood vessels), relaxant, digestive bitter, uterine stimulant. Migraine relief is it its most famous claim to fame, can also be helpful for painful periods and varicose veins. May also help with arthritis when it is in the painfully active inflammatory stage. Do not take if pregnant.
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Disclaimer; The content on this website is not intended as a medical reference but as a source of information. I, SandRa Timmins (she), am not a qualified herbalist and recommend you see your GP or holistic practitioner before dabbling in herbal remedies especially for; serious/chronic conditions, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are already taking pharmaceuticals. Treat herbal remedies with respect, they can be powerful.