Feverfew- Tanacetum parthenium
DESCRIPTION AND CULTURE: Easy to grow European perennial bears small daisy like flowers which can be used in small bouquets. This makes it useful incorporated into flower beds. Grows up to 10 inches tall, with fern like foliage in any garden soil.
Part Used: flowering tops
FUNCTION: The name stems from the Latin word febrifugia, “fever reducer.” The first-century Greek physician Dioscorides prescribed feverfew for “all hot inflammations.” Also known as “featherfew,” because of its feathery leaves. The foliage is extremely bitter, like other specific herbs used to allay head discomfort. I have sold this plant to many who used it in the traditional way to eat a leaf a day to stop recurring migraines with great success and relief.