Herbs > Feverfew Herb

Information on, uses of and how to grow feverfew:

Name
Tanacetum parthenium.

Family
Compositae.

History
As its name suggests Feverfew has traditionally been used as a medicine to reduce fever and pain.

Growing pattern
Perennial.

Seeds
Buy Feverfew Seeds (organic and Non-Organic) from The Green Chronicle (Pay in $US, £, Euro).
Herbs, Seasonings, Seeds and Spices - Buy Feverfew from Mountain Rose Herbs ($US).

How to grow
The seeds are best started off in trays and transplanted when large enough to handle.

Soil condition/position
Feverfew likes a sunny position.

Appearance
Feverfew grows to 45cmand has yellow centred, white petalled flowers.

Uses
The dried leaves are used as a tea to relieve migraine and arthritis. Some people advocate eating the leaves raw on a daily basis as a cure for migraine. The leaves have a most unpleasant taste so probably only one very small leaf would be feasible.