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Feverfew

12/02/2015

By Friendlies Pharmacy

(Chrysanthemum parthenium)

Description

Feverfew, a member of the sunflower family has been popular for centuries as a tonic to prevent headaches, migraines and to treat arthritis. It is the leaves and the flowers which are the medicinal parts of the plant. 

How It May Benefit You

  • use to prevent migraine headaches.
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • stimulates appetite
  • menstrual problems

Caution

Chewing fresh or dried feverfew may cause internal mouth sores or abdominal pain. 

Do not use feverfew if you are pregnant.

Feverfew may interfere with blood clotting ability – speak with your doctor before taking this herb. It may be 2-3 months before it takes effect.

WARNING:    Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.

Availability

Available in dry form, pills, capsules, and tinctures.

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