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Feverfew Herb

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Feverfew Herb C/S

Also Known AsTanacetum parthenium, Chrysanthemum parthenium, Pyrethrum parthenium

Organically Grown USA

Overview - Found in many herb gardens, feverfew has lacy leaves and a flower that resembles a tiny daisy. The leaves have a faint citrusy scent. Native to southeastern Europe, it can now be found the world over. A perennial, the herb does best in full or part sun. It has long been used medicinally in many cultures for headache and fever relief. It is now commercially cultivated in Japan, Africa and Europe.

Organically Grown Harvest - Our herbs is grown organically, fertilized with organic manure from our own chickens, rabbits and little kinder goats, and watered from our private well linked to the glaciers of Mt. Rainier and filtered into the Nisqually River. Our herbs are hand picked, dried meticulously analyzed, test for freshness, aroma and taste before we package and deliver to you.

Medicinal Uses - Internally – Feverfew is taken for headache, fever, stomach ache, toothaches, migraines, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and to regulate menstrual periods. Externally, Feverfew tincture can be applied directly to the skin for insect bites or mixed into water to use as a wash for insect repellant.

Herbs to Combine/Supplement - It can be combined with white willow to create a mixture that works similar to aspirin.

Parts Used - The leaves and flowers are used to make extracts and infusions. They may also be dried to use in capsules.

Precautions - This herb should not be used during pregnancy because it may cause contractions. Some people may also experience mouth ulcers, swelling or irritation of the lips or tongue or a loss of taste if they chew the fresh leaves. Sometimes people may experience bloating, digestive problems or nausea. It may also increase the effectiveness of blood thinners, causing bleeding. Be cautious if you take prescription medications, as this herb may interact with them.

  • If you have ragweed allergies, you may have a similar reaction to feverfew, which is related. If you have taken the herbal remedy for a long time and then stop, you may experience headache, insomnia, nervousness, stiff muscles and joint pain.
  • Children under the age of 2 should not take feverfew.

Preparation and Dosage - A cold infusion can be made by steeping one ounce of the herb in a pint of boiling water. Allow it to cool. A half teacup at a time as often as needed is a good dose.

  • A decoction of the herb mixed with a little sugar or honey may give relief of coughs, difficult breathing and wheezing.
  • For migraines, 100 mg to 300 mg may be taken up to four times a day.
  • The herb can be bruised and heated by frying it in a little oil and wine to be applied externally for flatulence and upset stomach.
  • A few drops of feverfew tincture can be applied to the skin to relieve insect bites. You can also mix two teaspoonfuls of the tincture in a half pint of cold water and use it as a wash over the skin as an insect repellent.

Disclaimer -These products are not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any disease. Reviews are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care or the advice of a physician or another medical professional. Actual results may vary among users. Mountain Maus Remedies LLC makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or validity of the information contributed by outside product review submissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use of such information. The information and statements regarding the dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your health care provider. If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you should work with your health care provider before discontinuing any drug or altering any drug regimen, including augmenting your regimen with any herb or dietary supplements. Do not attempt to self-diagnose any disease or ailment based on the reviews and do not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Proper medical care is critical to good health. If you have a health concern or suspect you have an undiagnosed sign or symptom, please consult a physician or health care practitioner.

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