Feverfew is an herb. The leaves are used by herbalists to make medicine. It is also a very ornamental perennial.
Feverfew has many uses, including preventing migraine headaches in some people.
Feverfew is also said to be effective for fever, irregular menstrual periods, arthritis, a skin disorder called psoriasis, allergies, asthma, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), dizziness, and nausea and vomiting.
Some people use feverfew for difficulty getting pregnant or fathering a child (infertility). It is also used for “tired blood” (anemia), cancer, common cold, earache, liver disease, prevention of miscarriage, muscular tension, bone disorders, swollen feet, diarrhea, upset stomach and intestinal gas. Feverfew is sometimes applied directly to the gums for toothaches or to the skin to kill germs.
Feverfew is a medicinal herb with a long history of use. The leaves are dried and used as an herbal remedy for migraine headaches. The Feverfew herb contains parthenolide which can relieve mild spasms and is an anti-inflammatory. Some people take it to relieve the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.
We make no claims as to the effectiveness of any herbal treatment and the above text is for information only.
As an ornamental, it is a hardy perennial with deeply cut leaves and lovely daisy-like blooms that measure 3/4 inch across. It is native to Southern Europe, but can be found in many areas of the world. A synonymous botanical name is Tanacetum Parthenium.
Hardy Zones 5-8
Will tolerate even the poorest soils provided it is not soggy.
Best in full sun.
Height: 36″. Space plants 24″.
Bloom time: early to mid-late summer. Blooms can easily be cut and dried.
Grown and shipped in 3-1/2″ Perennial Pots. Also available in plug flats. Check Wholesale listings.