has been seen in medical references since 1597. Feverfew
widely used to reduce fevers. The name "Feverfew"
comes form the Latin word febrifugia or "fever reducer."
is widely acclaimed and commonly used in folk medicine for its relief of headaches and vertigo. The migraine-relieving activity of feverfew
is believed to be due to parthenolide, an active compound that helps relieve smooth muscle spasms. In particular, it helps prevent the constriction of blood vessels in the brain (one of the leading causes of migraine headaches). Many people enjoy Feverfew Tea
as an alternative way to stave off headaches or menstrual cramps.
According to folk remedies, there are numerous uses for Feverfew
including; to help prevent blood clots, as an anti-inflamatory for the relief of arthritis, for the relief of some types of menstrual problems and as a digestive aid. Feverfew is also used to treat menstrual irregularities, labor difficulties, skin conditions, stomach aches, and asthma.
As with any herb or supplement, a physician should be consulted prior to use.