Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium) Since the Middle Ages, Feverfew has been used to reduce fevers (‘febrifuge’). Feverfew comes from the Latin febrifugia, which means “driver out of fevers.” Recent research is restoring Feverfew’s reputation also 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 greater activity in inhibiting inflammation and fever than aspirin. Feverfew is also effective in treating chills, fevers, colds, dizziness, tinnitus and inflammation from arthritis. Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Feverfew may provide relief from: • Arthritis Pain • Colds/Chills/Fever • Hay Fever • Inflammation • Sinus/Migraine Headaches
- Properties: Alterative, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-microbial, Aromatic, Bitter, Carminative, Emmenagogue, Febrifuge, Nervine, Parasiticides, Purgative (mild), Stimulant, vasodilator Primary nutrients: Iron, niacin, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, seleniuim, silicon, sodium, Vitamins A and C, zinc.