As its name suggests, feverfew
was primarily a treatment for fevers but has also been used to treat psoriasis, arthritis, dermatitis, insect bites, allergies, asthma, digestive problems, toothache, earache, nausea, vomiting, tinnitus, infertility and problems with menstruation and childbirth.
Hale explains: 'After trials on related plant species within the Asteraceae family it soon became apparent that Tanacetum parthenium - feverfew
- provided the optimum levels of parthenolide.'
Computer artwork of cancer cells (green) surrounded by normal cells (pink) - which Feverfew
might just destroy
By this he was repeating what had been known for centuries, feverfew
has afforded considerable relief to migraine sufferers.
The medicinal plant feverfew
(Tanacetum parthenium), whose active principle is parthenolide, inhibits key signalling pathways of the inflammation - nuclear factor kappa beta (NF-kB), prostaglandin synthesis, histamine, serotonin release (George et al., 2012; Vitiello et al., 2012).
Some people claim that feverfew
lowers blood pressure by relaxing the smooth muscle in the walls of blood vessels.
Studies of feverfew
extract for migraine have had conflicting results, probably because different extracts have been tested.
Purpose: Aimed to individuate new therapeutical strategies to control acute and persistent pain induced by different origins we tested two hydroalcoholic extracts obtained from Feverfew
flowers and leaves, respectively.
Zinnias burst from the center bed, while to their right is lacy corn cockle, a less-weedy Queen Anne's lace substitute, and lime-leafed feverfew
(Tanacetum parthenium) is a small, daisylike flower (Goodyear-Smith 2010).
(Tanacetum parthenium) Feverfew
is a daisy-like perennial, herbaceous herb.
PuraMed BioScience, a United States-based researcher, developer and marketer of over the counter medicinal and healthcare products, has completed the first batch production of its patented, sublingual MigraPure gel containing feverfew
and ginger, it was reported yesterday.