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F . . . . . Feverfew

Discussion in 'Ailments & Natural Remedies' started by Snowbaby, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    Feverfew, also known as featherfew and bachelor's buttons, is native to southwest Europe and was brought to America originally as an ornamental. It is commercially cultivated in Japan, Africa and Europe. Greek and European herbalists traditionally used it to reduce fevers.
    • The herb has a long history of use in traditional and folk medicine as a treatment for disorders often controlled by aspirin, such as fever, headaches and some of the accompanying symptoms such as nausea and depression
    • effective treatment for migraine headaches
    • help ease diseases caused by chronic inflammation such as arthritis
    • has been used externally as an insect repellent and for treating insect bites.
    • It may also relieve dizziness, tinnitus, and painful or sluggish menstruation.
    • Its extracts have been claimed to relieve asthma, coughs, dermatitis and worms

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