Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
Feverfew (also known as featherfew or bachelor’s buttons) is a flowering perennial in the daisy family. It has been grown throughout history for a variety of purposes.
The only medical purposes supported by research are Feverfew’s use at preventing migraine headaches. Some people also believe it has uses as a general tonic, reducing symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual cramps and as a mood lifter but little scientific research has been carried out.
It can be prepared by making a tea/infusion of the flowers in boiling water, by drying and crushing the leaves or by eating the leaves fresh. It has a bitter taste.
Should not be consumed while pregnant or by children under 3 years of age.