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.” Research today is restoring Feverfew’s reputation as a pain reliever - migraine sufferers report 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. In experimental studies, researchers have shown extracts of Feverfew to have a greater effect in inhibiting inflammation and fever than aspirin. Feverfew is also used for chills, fevers, colds and inflammation from arthritis.
Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium)
- Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments Feverfew can provide relief for: • Arthritis Pain • Chills • Colds • Hay Fever • Sinus Headaches/Migraines