Family Name: Compositae
Botanical Name(s): Tanacetum Parthenium
Popular Name(s): Feverfew, Featherfew, Featherfoil, Febrifuge
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.