March 22, 2011


FeverfewFeverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is a perennial plant which grows throughout Europe, North America and Australia. It has a very long history of being used as a traditional  folk remedy for migraine prevention and treatment of chronic headaches. This herb belongs to the same botanical family as sunflower and chamomile. Therapeutic properties and medicinal action of fewerfew were well-known in the Middle Ages: in those times it was a great remedy to prevent epidemics and treat malaria.

Feverfew extracts and fewerfew tea are being used today as most effective herbal remedies for headaches and migraines, and these properties of feverfew are supported by numerous studies: in particular, the ones by the specialists at the Harvard Medical School and the experts from the British Medical Journal. Nowadays, as an alternative to preparing feverfew tea, it is possible to find many supplements with this herb. However, they should be used very carefully due to high toxicity of this medicinal herb. Side effects of using feverfew include skin allergies like sores or irritations, indigestion, constipation, weight gain and so on.

Feverfew Tea BenefitsIn a historical perspective, feverfew tea has its place among those natural remedies which could regulate hormonal balance in women and assist in treating menstrual pains, PMS symptoms and other related problems. Feverfew can be effectively used to treat arthritis as it has excellent anti-inflammatory properties which were thoroughly studied by the specialists from Yale University. Feverfew tea benefits include positive effects of this herb on the digestive system: you can try using feverfew tea of feverfew extracts to combat such problems as heartburn, gas, nausea, indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea and so on. It is also very good for

Feverfew can be recommended to those who have asthma, liver problems or anemia. Feverfew infusion can be used externally to treat many skin problems including psoriasis. Finally, new studies by the specialists at Clemson University found scientific evidence of the fact that feverfew extracts have a great potential for being an excellent natural anti-cancer agent, especially for breast cancer. Numerous feverfew tea benefits can work great for everyone, but it is necessary to be cautious when using this natural remedy due to possible side effects of this medicinal herb. Do not forget to talk to your doctor or a medical specialist prior to taking any medication or starting any therapy involving feverfew.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.



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