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feverfew

 [fe´ver-fu″]
the dried leaves of the herb Tanacetum parthenium, used for migraine, arthritis, rheumatic diseases, and allergy.

feverfew

(fē′vər-fyo͞o′)
n.
An aromatic plant (Tanacetum parthenium syn. Chrysanthemum parthenium) native to Eurasia, having clusters of buttonlike, white-rayed flower heads and used as an herbal medicine primarily to treat migraine headaches.

fe·ver·few

(fē'vĕr-fyū)
(Chrysanthemum multiflorum) Herbal agent used in migraine headache and fever. Associated with ulceration of oral cavity, labial edema, and hypersensitivity reactions.
Synonym(s): bachelor's button, Santa Maria.
[L. febrifuga, febrifuge]
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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.
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.
Feverfew: Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is a small, daisylike flower (Goodyear-Smith 2010).
Feverfew (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.