Feverfew Herb - Herbal Tea
Feverfew, a member of the sunflower family, is a common ornamental flowering herb found in many older gardens. Feverfew spreads rapidly and can overcome a garden if not regularly tended. The flowers of the Feverfew resemble daisies in appearance and have a light lemony aroma that is pleasant.
Feverfew has been used through out history medicinally and is said to be beneficial in treating fevers, headaches, digestive problems and arthritis. Feverfew has also been effective in salves and lotions to calm and treat irritated skin.
In ancient history a magi instructed people to go into the gardens and pull the Feverfew plant with their left hand and repeat the name of the one inflicted with fever; thus curing the fever patient.
Herbal Tea Recipe
Feverfew tea can be prepared by steeping 1 teaspoon dried leaves in 8 ounces of boiling water for 10 minutes. After straining the liquid can be drunk or used on the skin.
Feverfew Uses & Herbal Remedies
Feverfew Tea Benefits
Feverfew is often grown around flower and vegetable gardens for its ability to repel insects; however, Feverfew must be tended regularly or it can take over a garden.
Feverfew has been reported to be effective in preventing migraine headaches with continued use.
Feverfew can be used topically in salves, lotions and washes to calm redness and irritation of the skin.
Feverfew is thought to promote menstruation and ease the cramping associated with menstruation.
Feverfew infusions used topically is thought to be an insect repellant.
Feverfew tincture has been used to treat DT’s in cases of alcoholism.
Avoid the use of Feverfew if you are on blood thinners or anti-inflammatory drugs.
Feverfew is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding or for use by children.
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