Feverfew (leaf + flower) Tea

Feverfew has traditionally mostly used for the prevention and treatment of migraine headaches.

 Certified organically grown in Tasmania, Australia.

Herb Info / Uses


AU$ 9.15 tax incl.

Botanical Name: Tanacetum parthenium

Plant Family: Asteraceae

Plant description: A native of Southeast Europe, feverfew is a much branched woody perennial growing up to 1 meter. The leaves are strongly scented, light green, feathery, pinnate or bi-pinnate. The many flower heads have white petals and yellow centers and occur throughout summer.

Part used: Leaf and flower.

Harvest: When plant is coming into flower.

Energetics: Bitter cool.

Active Constituents: Essential oil (inc. camphor, borneol, fernesene), sesquiterpene lactones (e.g. parthenolide).

Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antiallergenic, anthelmintic, emmenagogue (high doses).

Uses: Tradiationally for the prevention and treatment of migraine headaches. Feverfew historically has been used in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, dermatitis, hayfever and urticaria.

Dosage: Infusion - pour one cup of boiling water onto one teaspoons of dried herb. Leave to infuse for five minutes. Drink up to one cup three times per day. Liquid Extract (1:5) – 7—20 ml/week.

Cautions: It may occasionally cause mouth ulcers or gastric disturbance. Avoid during pregnancy. Avoid in known allergy.

Interactions: None known.

 

 Certified organically grown in Tasmania, Australia.