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FEVERFEW - 短舌匹菊
Chrysanthemum parthenium

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Migraine, headache, tension, nausea, vomiting, depression; to facilitate pregnancy ...

Description

Composition :
100% Chrysanthemum parthenium flos / 180 mg

Part used :
Tip of the bud

Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium), also known as Chrysanthemum, Bachelor’s Buttons and Featherfew, is a perennial herb and member in the Daisy family (Asteraceae), native to to Eurasia; specifically the Balkan Peninsula, Anatolia and the Caucasus, but cultivation has spread it around the world and it is now also found in Europe, the Mediterranean, North America and Chile. The plant grows into a small bush up to around 46 cm (18in) high, with light green, citrus-scented leaves, and is covered by flowers reminiscent of daisies.

This medicinal plant is particularly well researched; studies demonstrate a 80% success rate with migraine patients (i.e. number of migraine attacks is reduced with regular use of Fewerfew). To treat migraine, it is advised to take Feverfew daily for 1 or 2 months (check with your physicist about possible reasons for your migraine). Since migraines are on the rise, Feverfew is becoming more popular than ever; it is, however, not a typical remedy for headache (see White Willow / Salix alba and Meadowsweet / Filipendula ulmaria for treatment of headache).

History: Though its earliest medicinal use is unknown, it was documented in the first century (AD) as a anti-inflammatory by the greek herbalist physician Dioscorides. In the middle ages, Feverfew was used for treatment of headache and fever. Feverfew may initiate menstruation and detachement of the placenta.

Note: Side effects like stomach pain, digestive disturbances and skin rashes are possible (they subside upon halting use).

Dosage

Take 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.

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