Feverfew | Natural Migraine Headache Relief
Chrysanthemum parthenium (or Featherfew) Feverfew is a perennial that grows in gardens and along roadsides. In traditional medicine, it has been known as “medieval aspirin.” It has been shown to cause vasodilation and reduce inflammation. Vasodilation helps increase blood flow by allowing more blood flow through the veins.
Feverfew is known as a medicinal plant for migraine headaches. Because it causes vasodilation and is an anti-inflammatory, it may reduce the severity and prevent migraine headaches for some people.
Other medicinal plants that may help with headaches are Mullein and Elderberry.
Other Medicinal Uses
Health benefits include relieving nausea and vomiting, fever, arthritis, and toothache.
Potential Side Effects
Possible side effects include oral ulcers if leaves are chewed, rebound headaches, bloating, and digestive problems. If you are allergic to ragweed, you may also be allergic to Feverfew. Do not use it while pregnant or breastfeeding.