Migraines & Headaches – This Pretty Flower Can Help!

Posted March 9, 2011 by admin

Feverfew, as its name indicates, can be used to help lower fevers, and it has been used since Roman times to induce menstruation . It has also long been used as a herb for arthritis and rheumatism, especially in combination with other herbs.

Feverfew is now used principally as a treatment for migraine, with clinical trials demonstrating its effectiveness. It is thought that the “parthenolides” in Feverfew confer its beneficial effects; however, the exact nature of its action is not fully understood.

Interestingly, traditionally Feverfew’s main use was as a “woman’s herb.” In 1653, Nicholas Culpeper sang its praises in The English Physitian, saying that “… it doth the woman all the good she desire of a herb.”

You can easily grow Feverfew in your garden – it has very pretty, daisy-like flowers that bloom all summer long – and to help prevent migraines, simply eat 2-3 of the leaves daily. Or, if you prefer, it can be taken in capsules or as a liquid extract (tincture). It is best taken on a regular basis if you suffer from migraines, rather than taking it just at the outset of symptoms.