Botanical Name: Tanacetum parthenium
Components: A relative of dandelion and marigolds, this plant produces daisy-like flowers, and leaves that exude a strong aroma that freshens the air and repels bees. It is believed to have been used to save the life of someone who once fell from the Parthenon, hence its scientific name.
Overview: Traditionally, feverfew has been used to reduce fevers and allergic reactions, but its best documented use is in preventing and alleviating migraines. Natural compounds within the plant, including a phytochemical called parthenolide, hinder the body’s release of inflammatory prostaglandins, and prevent blood clotting.
Uses: Fresh or dried leaves may be used as a tea, tincture, or encapsulated.