Feverfew Herb Profile
Also known as
Tanacetum parthenium, Chrysanthemum parthenium, Bachelor's Buttons, Featherfew, Featherfoil and Flirtwort.
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.
Parthenolides and unknown therapeutic substances.
Leaf, flower and occasionally the stem.
The fresh leaves of the plants are often used in capsule or tincture form.
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.
Avoid feverfew if you are allergic to ragweed, daisies, chamomile, chrysanthemums, or yarrow. Not to be used while pregnant.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.