FEVERFEW (Chrysanthemum parthenium) aka - Bachelor’s Button, Featherfew
Since the Middle Ages, Feverfew has been used as an herb to reduce fevers (Febrifuge). Feverfew comes from the Latin febrifugia, which means “driver out of fevers.” Recent research is growing Feverfew’s reputation as a pain reliever. The experiences of migraine sufferers indicate that Feverfew is effective in reducing the number and severity of headaches, as well as alleviating the nausea and vomiting that often accompany them. The word ‘migraine’ comes to us from the Greeks and means ‘half of the skull,’ as the excruciating pain usually strikes one side of the head. Researchers have actually shown extracts of Feverfew to have a greater ability in inhibiting inflammation and fever than aspirin. It has been found to help restrain the release of serotonin from platelets, preventing a migraine from occurring. Feverfew is used for pain relief, chills, fevers, colds and inflammation from arthritis.
- Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Feverfew can provide relief for: • Arthritis Pain • Chills/Colds • Hayfever • Migraine Headaches • Sinus Headache