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
Herbal Research: Feverfew
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy
Feverfew - Herbal remedy for Migraine: Feverfew is an anti-inflammatory working much like ibuprofen. Thus it is very good for headaches. It may inhibit chemicals that cause the blood vessels in your head to spasm. New research is telling us that one key chemical in feverfew parthenolide may have leukemia-fighting properties (Monica Guzman, PhD, of the University of Rochester Medical School and research team, 2005). Someday it may be used in more varied treatments. It is also called bachelor's button and is a member of the daisy family. For a long time feverfew was thought to relieve fever symptoms hence the name but that did not turn out to be the case.
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