Herbs Guide


Family Name: Compositae

Botanical Name(s): Tanacetum Parthenium

Popular Name(s): Feverfew, Featherfew, Featherfoil, Febrifuge Plant

Parts Used: Leaves and Herb.

Habitat: Grows widely across Europe.

Description: Feverfew is a composite plant growing in every hedgerow, with numerous, small, daisy-like heads of yellow flowers with outer white rays. The stem is finely furrowed and hairy, about 2 feet high; the leaves alternate, downy with short hairs, or nearly smooth-about 4 1/2 inches long and 2 inches broad.

Uses: It is useful for Migraine headaches. Feverfew promotes the onset of the menstrual period. Used to treat hysteria and alcoholism with delirium tremens. The flowers act as a purgative.