Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is also commonly known as Featherfoil and Midsummer Daisy. The plant originated in Europe although it now found in Australia and North America. The leaf is used medicinally.
There have been 39 constituents of Feverfew identified. One of the active ingredients, parthenolide, seems to affect the release of serotonin, while reducing histamines and prostaglandins. As a combination, the ingredients are commonly used to treat migraines. Feverfew has traditionally been used for other ailments however, none yet proven effective. Some of these ailments are headaches, fever, and menstrual irregularities.
Feverfew is a perennial with white flowers. The plant is a native of southeastern Europe however, it is now cultivated all over Europe, Australia, and North America.
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Cautions If recommended dose is followed, Feverfew is well tolerated.