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Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is used as a medicinal herb. The flowering tops are used for migraine headaches and arthritis.

Planting Info:
Can be propagated from seeds, root division or cuttings.
Space between rows: 20 cm (8")
Space between seeds: 20 cm (8")
Depth: 1 cm (1/3")
Germination: 14 days
Harvest: 60 days

      Medicinal uses:

    • Migraine headaches.
    • Arthritis and muscle tension.
    • Eliminates worms.
    • Increases fluidity of lung and bronchial mucus.
    • Used to reduce fever.
    • Feverfew is widely claimed to be a strong aid in reducing the pain and severity of migraine headaches. Tea should be drunk daily to prevent headaches from occurring, and then used as a tea and compress when headache does occur. Migraine sufferers should also look at diet and try eliminating chocolate, cheese, onions and dairy products to see if one might be causing the headaches.

      Feverfew Tea:

      Two or three springs of feverfew steeped in hot water for five minutes. Can be used with rosemary and peppermint. Use daily to prevent headache from occurring. When headache occurs lay in dark room with eyes closed, and drink tea. Use tea in hot or cold packs against back of neck, eye sockets and temples.

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