This herb has been used throughout history to treat a wide range of conditions, including fevers, headaches, stomachaches, toothaches, bug bites, infertility, and menstrual and labour issues. Feverfew is now used to treat migraines, psoriasis, arthritis, seasonal allergies, asthma, and neurological conditions like tinnitus and dizziness. It has also been used for nausea and vomiting.
Feverfew’s pain-relieving properties have been revealed to be down to parthenolide, which fights migraine-related blood vessel enlargement. Some studies have suggested it has superior anti-inflammatory properties to aspirin!
Science has also demonstrated that feverfew can help reduce migraines and some of the troubling symptoms that often accompany them such as nausea, vomiting, and heightened sensitivity to light and noise.
Feverfew has also been studied in the search for arthritis remedies. It is thought that feverfew inhibits the production of prostaglandins, which can be responsible for inflammation and pain.
It also shows promising results with dermatitis. According to research, appears to reduce damaged skin cells and inflammation, leading to improved skin quality.
Feverfew may also act as an antithrombotic agent, preventing blood clots, thus lowering the risk of death from strokes and heart attacks! For some totally unknown reason, there are a lot more people having heart attacks and strokes these days, so research into this herb is welcomed!