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Organic Tanacetum parthenium (Feverfew) flowers and leaves
Actions: Anthelmintic, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Bitter, Diaphoretic, and Emmenagogue.
Indications: Feverfew has been used to treat colds and flu, rheumatoid arthritis, and prevent migraine headaches. It helps to equalize blood flow when neural distress and suffering is a result of unbalanced circulation.
Preparations & Dosage: Infuse by pouring 1 cup of boiling water over 1 tablespoon of dry herb. Let steep for 10-20 minutes, strain, and drink one to two cups a day. One may also steep the dry herb overnight. Consistent consumption of feverfew over a period of 3 months has shown efficacy for prevention of migraine headaches. 10 to 40 drops of a1:1 liquid extract may be taken 1-4 times per day.
Cautions/Notes: Feverfew is contraindicated during pregnancy because of its emmenagogue effect. It is also not recommended for people who take anticoagulant or antiplatelet drugs. Individuals who have known allergic hypersensitivity to the Asteraceae family or parthenolide (a sesquiterpene lactone) should be aware of the potential for contact dermatitis or ulceration of mucus membranes. When used appropriately feverfew seems to have no other contraindications or side effects for most people.
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