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Information on Feverfew including the benefits and uses of using Feverfew. Your Health are located in Australia are a group of alternative / holistic doctors and use Feverfew as part of a holistic approach to health.
Botanical name

Tanacetum parthenium


A wealth of scientific evidence shows that feverfew is an effective treatment and prophylactic for migraine headaches. Used for centuries in European folk medicine, feverfew has anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulant, anti-spasmodic, blood vessel dilation and anti-fever activity.

Conditions commonly used for
  • Migraine headaches
  • Fever
  • Arthritis and other inflammatory conditions
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Allergies
Common dosage range

Treatment and prevention of migraine: Standardized feverfew extract (minimum 0.25 mcg parthenolide) twice/day or 2-3 fresh leaves/day

Cautions, Contraindications and Side Effects

  • Reported adverse side effects include: mild digestive irritation, abdominal pain, indigestion, flatulence, diarrhoea, nausea, and vomiting. Mouth ulcerations, loss of taste, and swelling of the lips, tongue and mouth occur in about 10% of individuals who chew the leaves.
  • Contraindicated in pregnancy, breastfeeding and children under 2 years of age
  • Potential interaction with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), because of prostaglandin inhibition by NSAIDs, which may reduce the effectiveness of feverfew. Additionally, because of the platelet inhibitory effects of feverfew, patients taking anticoagulants with feverfew should be monitored closely for clinical signs of bleeding abnormalities.
Links & Other Information

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