Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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This attractive and beautiful plant is just like a daisy, and its Baltic origin makes it unique! Like other medicinal plants, it has been known for centuries due to both, its medicinal and ornamental value. Native American herbal remedies used feverfew to heal wounds, deal with cramps and achieve a meditative state. Feverfew is also known for its scientific names of Tanacetum parthenium and Chrysanthemum parthenium. It belongs to the Chrysanthemum family. In Mexico, it is known as the herb of Santa Maria. Not until the twentieth century, experts reported its antispasmodic effects. Nowadays, this is also a grandiose insecticide and tonic. This can truly bring immense health benefits all at once.

Uses and Properties

What the plant looks like depends on the variety of the Tanacetum parthenium. Romans, Native Americans and British herbalists considered this plant suitable to soothe headaches and other discomforts of the head. Modern medicine has confirmed Feverfew virtues, especially in the treatment of headaches and migraines. It is highly-recommended to apply a heated pad along with this herb. Forget about fear, moodiness, cold sweat, weakness, purple skin, restlessness, diarrhea, and other symptoms. This plant will help you feel much better. It works as a very good antivirus and immune system booster. In short, this plant can be found in many forms: infusion, tincture, capsules or tablets, drops or powders.

  • Multiple delivery methods
  • Boosts immune
  • Antiviral
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Analgesic properties

Benefits

If you like essential oils, you might want to get to know about this herb overall benefits. Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties are one-of-a-kind. When taken in quality preparations that are marketed as tablets of feverfew, you can truly enjoy its advantages. Plus, you can always prepare homemade infusions. Taking a couple of fresh leaves of feverfew daily can help you a lot as it is the best herbal tea for health. After a few months, you will notice many improvements, especially in migraines and joint pain. It also aids in menopausal hot flashes and premenstrual migraine.  For external use, you can opt for infusions from the leaves of this plant, since they are great for applying on the skin, in cases of insect bites.

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