Feverfew, cut, 1 oz (Tanacetum parthenium)
Feverfew is an herbal remedy that has been used for the prevention of migraine headaches , rheumatoid arthritis, stomach aches, toothaches, insect bites, fever, and other ailments. It has also been used to reduce inflammation, muscle spasms, and improve circulation. It is available in various forms, including capsules, liquid extracts, and teas.
Caution: Do not use if pregnant as it has been used in some cultures as an abortifacient.
Herbal Uses of Feverfew
- Feverfew has been used historically to lower fever but it’s actually not that effective as compared to aspirin.
- Migraine headaches
- This chamomile look alike can be used to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches. It is thought to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches by inhibiting the release of serotonin and prostaglandins, which are chemicals that can cause inflammation and pain.
- Insect bites
- In tincture form, feverfew has been used topically to reduce the pain and itching associated with insect bites.
Magical Uses of Feverfew
There is information on the Internet that says that Feverfew is used to protect against accidents, especially while traveling, and to break hexes but an original source for that information is absent. You can try it for these purposes and let us know if it works.
This information on the use of Feverfew for magical purposes is solely for educational purposes. It is important to exercise caution when exploring these practices as they may have psychological effects and may also cause allergic reactions. Be mindful of any allergies and proceed with caution.
Keep in mind that the use of herbs and herbal remedies is not regulated by the FDA, who does not approve or evaluate them for safety and effectiveness. There is a potential for purity and quality issues as they may not have been tested. It is crucial to be cautious when using any herb or herbal remedy and to be aware of potential risks and interactions. Before using, it is recommended to consult a healthcare professional if you have any health concerns. This information on the potential uses and benefits of herbs is intended to educate and is not meant to replace medical advice.