Feverfew is an herb that has a variety of medicinal properties. Traditional healers have used it for centuries to treat various ailments.
Feverfew has small clusters of yellow flowers and is related to the daisy family. It is native to Europe and Northeast Africa and is now everywhere in many countries worldwide.
Feverfew leaves are anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy, ideal for treating headaches, joint pain, and skin disorders.
Feverfew has been used to reduce the intensity of menstrual cramps and symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and night sweats.
Feverfew is also beneficial in promoting good digestion and relieving congestion in the respiratory tract.
Feverfew can be made into a tea, used as a tincture, or powdered and taken in capsule form.
The herb can be grown in a sunny garden and harvested fresh or dried.
Feverfew has been found to interact with certain drugs and the active ingredients in other herbs, so it is essential to consult an herbalist before taking any supplements.
The essential oil of Feverfew can be added to a bath, diffused in the air, or applied topically to treat inflammation and pain.
The active compounds in Feverfew can help reduce migraines' frequency and severity.
Feverfew can also make a soothing balm for treating skin conditions or massage into sore muscles.