Alternate Names: Headache, Featherfew, Febrifuge Plant, Wild Quinine.
Properties: Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Antithrombotic, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Febrifuge, Nervine, Tonic.
Chemical Constituents: Sesquiterpenes (parthenolide), essential oil, camphor, pyrethirin, tannins.
Historically, people have eaten Feverfew leaves on bread and butter sandwiches on a daily basis to prevent migraines.
Feverfew helps to inhibit blood platelet aggregation and the biosynthesis of prostaglandins that cause inflammation.
It may take several weeks of use to get results from using this herb.
Contraindications: In rare cases, one may experience irritation of the mouth and tongue, but taking it with food can minimize this possibility.
Avoid during pregnancy or if on blood thinning medications, as it can affect the rate of blood clotting.
If one is very allergic to ragweed, use under the supervision of a health professional.
All of our plant material, is grown here on our farm in the Mary Valley, Queensland, in a completely organic, pesticide & herbicide free manner, harvested by hand and dried and stored and packed on the premises.