Feverfew, Organic 1oz
Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
Feverfew is well known for its effectiveness in treating migraine headaches caused by the constriction of capillaries in the head. Although it can be effective for some individuals as an acute treatment for migraines, most research suggests using feverfew on a daily basis for 3-6 months. The average dose for preventative measures is often 15-30 drops of the fresh plant liquid extract or 1-3 freeze dried capsules per day. When feverfew is used daily for an extended period of time, migraine-induced headaches, nausea, and vomiting should become less severe and less frequent. This herb has bitter components that stimulate digestive secretions and decrease liver congestion. Feverfew’s action on the liver could help decrease pelvic pain and congestion, and improve sluggish menstrual flow. It helps to ease menstrual cramping and to stimulate menses when delayed.
**Contraindications: feverfew should not be used during pregnancy. Fresh feverfew can cause mouth ulceration in some individuals; discontinue use if this occurs. Feverfew has blood-thinning properties. Avoid using this herb for one to two weeks prior to surgery and for one week following surgery.**
This information was written by Christa Sinadinos. It is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. Please consult with your health practitioner for serious health conditions, or before combining herbs with prescription or over-the-counter medications.