Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)

Feverfew

Herb used to address tension and pain

Feverfew is a perennial plant native to Asia Minor and the Balkans. It’s now quite common throughout the world. Dried feverfew leaves have been used in herbal remedies for centuries for the prevention of headaches, but it’s also been used to address other issues, including: fever, arthritis, allergies, nausea, cramps, and dizziness.

The Greek herbalist physician Dioscorides first documented feverfew’s use as an anti-inflammatory in the first century AD. Even though the name suggests that it was once used for fever relief, it’s no longer viewed as an optimal choice for this purpose. It’s a reminder that traditional knowledge, partnered with modern insight, advances the whole.

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