Simple Herbal Extracts | Feverfew



Botanical Name

Tanacetum parthenium

Part Used

Flowering Tops


Not for use in pregnancy, Ragweed allergies*

Traditional Information*

Feverfew has been shown in clinical studies to reduce the number and severity of migraine headaches. The anti-inflammatory parthenolides reduce the activity of inflammatory prostaglandins. Feverfew is most effective for vaso-dilative (yang) migraines and has also shown promise in treating rheumatoid arthritis.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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