If you're wondering where to buy feverfew, then look no further than Natures Healthbox. As a plant in the daisy family which predominantly grows in the Balkans, Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is used in traditional herbal medicine to treat fevers and a migraine.
How does feverfew help with migraines?
Serotonin and prostaglandins are considered to be the triggers for a migraine headache. Parthenolide is a sesquiterpene lactone that occurs naturally in feverfew, and is believed to block them.
What else is feverfew good for?
It is said that feverfew may also benefit those with stomach aches, toothaches, and women experiencing problems with menstruation & labour during childbirth.
Is feverfew an anti inflammatory?
It might be! Because feverfew is thought to reduce the release of the inflammatory substance, serotonin, during a migraine, many expert herbalists have suggested it could the perfect natural anti-inflammatory aid.
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Is butterbur the same as feverfew?
No, but butterbur (Petasites hybridus) does have a very similar history of use to feverfew, as a traditional remedy for headaches.
What are the side effects of feverfew?
There are some reports of individuals experiencing mouth ulcers and minor Skin irritations during the use of a feverfew supplement.
Can you take feverfew long term?
It appears so! A recent study into the the long-term effects of feverfew supplementation reported no serious side effects after a period of four months usage. Unfortunately it is not known whether it is safe for longer than four months at this present time.