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Feverfew (Tanacetum
Feverfew Herb
parthenium) is a traditional medicinal herb which is found in many old gardens, and is also occasionally grown for ornament. It is also commonly seen in the literature by its synonyms, Chrysanthemum parthenium (L.) Bernh. and Pyrethrum parthenium (L.) Sm.

Feverfew has been used for reducing fever, for treating headaches and for arthritis. Modern work has supported the use of feverfew as a treatment for migraine headaches.

Also Named As:

Altamisa, Bachelor's Button, Featerfoiul, Featherfew, Featherfoil, Fever Few, Flirtwort Midsummer Daisy, Santa Maria, Tanaceti parthenii. Tanacetum parthenium, synonyms Chrysanthemum parthenium, Leucanthemum parthenium, Pyrethrum parthenium.
Family: Asteraceae or Compositae.

Also Used For:

Orally, feverfew is used for fever, headache, prevention of migraine, and menstrual irregularities. It is also used for arthritis, psoriasis, allergies, asthma, tinnitus and vertigo, and nausea and vomiting. Feverfew is also used for infertility, anemia, cancer, common cold, earache, liver
Feverfew Herb
disease, prevention of miscarriage, muscular tension and orthopedic disorders, swollen feet, diarrhea, and dyspepsia including indigestion and flatulence.
Topically, feverfew is used for toothaches and as an antiseptic and insecticide. It is also used as a general stimulant and tonic and for intestinal parasites.


Orally, feverfew can cause abdominal pain, indigestion, diarrhea, flatulence, nausea, and vomiting. The traditional method of feverfew administration, chewing fresh feverfew leaves, can result in mouth ulceration, inflamed oral mucosa and tongue, swelling of the lips, and occasionally, loss of taste

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