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FEVERFEW

(Tanacetum parthenium)


In times past, feverfew has fallen into disuse, but recent times have shown a marked increase in understanding this herb. It tastes bitter, is a tonic, cooling herb with a pungent odor and nauseating taste. Studies show that feverfew reduces migraines by 24%.

PROPERTIES:
anodyne, anti-inflammatory, febrifuge

Feverfew
(Tanacetum parthenium)
· used as a control for migraine headaches best when used in small doses every day over an extended period of time, month or years
· studies show that feverfew reduces migraines by 24%, and the headaches were comparatively mild with significantly less nausea and vomiting
· also helps to reduce blood pressure
· has some value in cases of arthritis, psoriasis and minor feverish illnesses
· antispasmodic properties sooth digestive tract and uterus which helps bring on menstruation
· can be used externally for insect bites and bruising
· reduces flow of histamine, lessening allergic reactions

SUGGESTED DOSAGE: should be used as directed by a qualified professional practitioner.
Tincture - Spray:
3-6 pumps three times daily.
Extract: ½ tsp 3 times.
Feverfew is quite a bitter herb, and the same amount added to a small amount of juice will make it more palatable. Best used in small dosages over an extended period of time. Fresh leaves may cause dermatitis and mouth ulcers if consumed.
CONTRA INDICATIONS:
Do not take when pregnant. Do not give to children under two years of age.

Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.