Feverfew

 

 

Common names:

  • Feverfew

 

Essential components:

  • Parthenolide
  • Sesquiterpene lactones 

 

Properties:

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-inflammatory

 

Summary:

  • Feverfew has anti-migraine, pain relieving, and slight sedative effects due to an abundance of molecules in this plant called sesquiterpene lactones. This herb also has a substantial amount of parthenolide molecules, which have been found to have anti-cancer and anti-tumor effects.

 

Uses:

  • Herbal tea
  • Extract
  • Supplement

 

Precautions:

  • Feverfew inhibits the activity of platelets in the blood, so watch your usage if you are taking blood thinning medication.