A – Z of Herbal Remedies

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Feverfew and Butterbur

Other Names: Feverfew, Common Feverfew, Flirtwort, Batchelor's Buttons, Featherfoil, Febrifuge Plant, Pyrethrum Parthenium, Altamisa, Chamomile Grande, Wild Quinine, Nosebleed, Feverfew, Featherfew, Midsummer Daisy, Tanacetum Parthenium
Traditional Usages: Protection against Blood Clotting, Vertigo, Painful, Absent or Irregular Menstruation, Threatened Miscarriage,  Psoriasis, Inflammatory Rheumatism, Arthritis, Headaches, Migraine, Fevers, Decongestant for Coughs and Catarrh, Allergy Relief for Hay Fever and Asthma, Fly and Flea Repellant, Constipation, Toothache
Resources: Asia, Europe, Australia, North America, South America
Parts Used: Whole Plants
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy

Feverfew and Butterbur - Herbal remedy for Headaches: In the case of butterbur and feverfew which are two popular herbal remedies for headache, it is important to distinguish between headaches and migraines. A headache refers to a pain that occurs in the head. The pain may be experienced in the forehead, temples, back of the neck or towards the back of the head. A migraine is caused by rapid changes in blood flow to the head. Severe headache is associated with nausea, sensitivity to light, and sound. The headache is just one part of a migraine. A migraine headache causes pain in one or both sides of the head. Both butterbur and feverfew can be taken for regular headache. However it is better to take them for headaches associated with migraines.
Butterbur: Take one capsule of 75 milligrams twice daily for two weeks. 
Feverfew:  Put one teaspoon of dried herb in a cup of hot water. Let it rest for five minutes. Strain and drink twice daily for three days.

Health Warning: If you suffer from diabetes or liver disease, do not take Feverfew. 

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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