Conditions that can be treated
High blood pressure
Recommended dosage and preparation
Feverfew is quite bitter. For migraine control, chew two fresh (or frozen) leaves a day
For an infusion, use 1/2 teaspoon per cup of boiling water. Steep 5 to 10 minutes. Drink up to 2 cups a day.
Side Effects and Contraindications
Do not give feverfew to children under age 2.
Feverfew has not been shown to cause uterine contractions, but it has a long folk history as a menstruation promoter. Pregnant women should err on the side of caution and not use it.
Feverfew may cause sores inside the mouth. Some people also report abdominal pain.
Feverfew may inhibit blood clotting. Those with clotting disorders and anyone taking anticoagulant medication should consult a physician before using it.