Tanacetum parthenium, the feverfew, is a traditional medicinal herb which is commonly used to prevent migraine headaches, and is also occasionally grown for ornament. Wikipedia
Scientific Name Tanacetum parthenium
Height 46cms or 18 inch
Sunlight Full sun
Colour Yellow / Green
usda perennial zones 5-10
soil well drained soil
Harvesting 80-90 days
What is Feverfew?
Feverfew is a small bushy perennial herbs a member of daisy family. This is a traditional meditational herb which is commonly used in migraine headaches. its leaves are citrus- scented. it spreads rapidly, and will covered whole ground in few year. its grows beside the road side open fields. Feverfew was native to Eurasia it is also found in rest of Europe, north America and Chile. its yellow flowers and green leaves and looks like chamomile.
What is medicinal use?
Feverfew is used as herbal medicine for reduce fever and headache. It’s also in the digestive-related illnesses and rheumatism disease is used. Besides asthma, inflammation, ear pain, abdominal pain, tooth ache, dizziness, swelling, treating insect bites, menstrual disorders, , potential miscarriage, psoriasis, and used in the treatment of coughs and colds.
50 to 100 grams eating the leaves daily and get comfortable in headache. After the meals take 2.5 fresh leaves and get comfortable in headache . Although it is not certified to verify the dose. but In several books , it is used for a headache.
How safe is it?
It should not be used by allergic people. People who allergic from chamomile, chrysanthemum, Daisy, sunflower, esters, they should not use feverfew. Due to its potential anticlotting consult by the physician who is suffering from undergoing surgery and blood clotting disorder.
Patients withdrawn from feverfew may experience ill effects often known as “post feverfew” syndrome. Handling fresh feverfew leaves may cause allergic skin reactions. Swelling of the lips, tongue, and lining of the mouth, in addition to mouth ulceration, have been reported with feverfew use. Effects such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, and gas, may also occur.
How to Grow
If you want to grow Feverfew in your garden Feverfew seed can be grown easily by seed. the Feverfew seeds you can easily find a nursery or garden shop. but sometimes Doubts over its name, because several shops keeps its scientific name Tanacetum parthenium.
for better results any sunny site with well-drained, and of a stiff, loamy character, enriched with good fertilizer.
full sun required but in the afternoon partial shade.
Single Plants: 11″ (30cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 11″ (30cm) with 11″ (30cm) row gap (minimum)
Always require good care because the slugs, snails and black fly attack. By the way frog in your garden they safe from slugs.
When leaves get 3-inch it is ready to harvest hade is necessary while the cutting or rooting.
Perennial Herbs :
It is a perennial plant is harvested when cold after it, then it grow again seeds to re grow in the spring. feverfew is germinated within 14 days
When it’s full of flowers, but greenery still holding. Its dried flowers and leaves using as a mixture of herbal medicine.