Saturday, May 9, 2015

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) monograph

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
Family: Asteraceae

Common medicinal properties: Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Circulation, Febrifuge, Insect repellents

Current Research: Preventing migraine headache. Some research shows that taking feverfew by mouth can reduce the frequency of migraine headaches and reduce pain, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and noise when they do occur. Feverfew may be more effective in people with more frequent migraine attacks. But there are also studies that concluded that feverfew doesn’t work for migraines. The difference in results may be explained by the differences in feverfew products that were tested. The Canadian government allows manufacturers of a certain feverfew formulation (containing 0.2% of a chemical called parthenolide) to claim that their product can be used to prevent migraines.

Contraindications: Do not take feverfew if you are pregnant. Feverfew may cause your uterus to contract. This may raise the risk of miscarriage or preterm delivery. It's also best to avoid using it when breastfeeding.
  • Parts Used: arial parts

  • Constituents: Sesquiterpene lactones (including parthenolide and santamarine), volatile oil, tannins

Folk applications: Carried for protection against cold, fever and accident.

Personal observations



Water infusion:

Alcohol infusion from dried:

Oil infusion:

Essential oil:


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