What is feverfew used for?

Feverfew is promoted for fevers, headaches, and arthritis; topically (applied to the skin), it’s promoted for toothache and as an antiseptic and insecticide. Feverfew has been called “medieval aspirin” or “aspirin of the 18th century.”

Is feverfew an antifungal?

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is a flowering herb traditionally used orally to treat fever, migraine headaches, arthritis, and other conditions. Feverfew has antiinflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.

Is feverfew an anti-inflammatory?

Feverfew is believed to have painkilling and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s been suggested that it reduces the release of an inflammatory substance, serotonin, from your blood cells and slows down the production of a chemical transmitter in your body called histamine.

How much feverfew can you take?

Dosing. Feverfew generally is given for migraine at a daily dose of 50 to 150 mg of dried leaves, 2.5 fresh leaves with or after food, or 5 to 20 drops of a 1:5, 25% ethanol tincture. An optimal dose of feverfew has not been established.

What vitamin deficiency can cause migraines?

3 Vitamin Deficiencies That Lead to Migraine Headaches

  • Vitamin D. Research indicates a vitamin D deficiency may contribute to migraine headaches, and perhaps it is easy to understand why.
  • Magnesium. A lack of magnesium has been linked to headaches and migraines.
  • Riboflavin.

Is feverfew safe long term?

When taken by mouth: Dried feverfew leaf or feverfew extract is LIKELY SAFE when taken appropriately for up to 4 months. Side effects might include upset stomach, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, flatulence, nausea, and vomiting.

What are the above ground parts of Tanacetum parthenium?

Feverfew herb is the common name for the above-ground parts of the plant Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Schultz Bip. The HMPC conclusions only cover feverfew herb preparations that are obtained by drying and powdering the above-ground parts of the plant.

How old do you have to be to take Tanacetum parthenium?

Safe and effective use of Tanacetum parthenium is not established for individuals under the age of 18. Which drugs or supplements interact with feverfew (tanacetum parthenium)-oral?

How does Tanacetum parthenium work for migraine headaches?

What is feverfew (tanacetum parthenium)-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Tanacetum parthenium is an herb. The leaves are used as a natural herbal supplement. Tanacetum parthenium contains parthenolide, which works on serotonin receptors in the brain, giving relief from migraine headaches.

What does the Latin name tanaceti Parthenii mean?

Latin name. Tanaceti parthenii herba. English common name. Feverfew. Botanical name. Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Schultz Bip. Therapeutic area. Pain and inflammation.