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Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium, Chrysanthemum parthenium)



pain-relieving, calming, antispasmodic, antipyretic, uterus-stimulating, appetite-stimulating, anti-inflammatory

Areas of application:

to prevent migraines, tension headaches, headaches, helps to detoxify the liver, trigeminal neuralgia, sciatica pain, spots on the face, skin blemishes, ringing in the ears, is a remedy for childbirth, delayed menstruation, menstrual cramps, fever, colds, body aches for flu

Plant parts used:

Leaves and flowers

Collection time:

May to September

To find:

garden plant


essential oil, camphor, chrysanthenyl acetate, flavonoids, sesquiterpene lactones, resins, tannic acids, pyrethrin


☕ Tea: 1 teaspoon of dried flowers or leaves are poured with 1/4 liter of boiling water, let it steep for a few minutes, then strain and drink.

Feverfew grows bushy and about 30 to 90 cm tall. It has round, leafy stems that grow from a taproot. The leaves are yellow-green and divided into slightly rounded sections. The upper leaves are more lobed and toothed than the lower ones. The leaves have a distinctive bitter smell and taste. The flowers look like small daisies with a large yellow disc and short white ray florets. The central disc is flat, in contrast to the chamomile.

🛑 Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium, Chrysanthemum parthenium) can cause allergic reactions and is not recommended during breastfeeding and pregnancy. Do not use for people who have blood clotting problems.

Hildegard von Bingen: If you have pain in your intestines, cook the herb in butter and add flour and make a soup out of it.

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