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Feverfew - Organic/Kosher

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Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) Herb Profile

Also known as

Tanacetum parthenium, Chrysanthemum parthenium, Bachelor's Buttons, Featherfew, Featherfoil and Flirtwort.

Introduction

The daisy-like feverfew was once believed to have been used to save the life of someone who had fallen from the Parthenon, the temp of the goddess Athena on the Acropolis in Athens, hence its scientific name parthenium.

Constituents

Parthenolides and unknown therapeutic substances.

Parts Used

Leaf, flower and occasionally the stem.

Typical Preparations

The fresh leaves of the plants are often used in capsule or tincture form.

Summary

The plant is gathered as it comes into flower and can be dried for later use. Use with caution, the fresh leaves can cause dermatitis and mouth ulcers if consumed.

Precautions

Avoid feverfew if you are allergic to ragweed, daisies, chamomile, chrysanthemums, or yarrow. Not to be used while pregnant.

Origin - USA

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