A dense, perennial flowering plant, that has aromatic, finely cut leaves and clusters of small daisy-like flowers in summer. A tea made from the leaves may relieve migraines and indigestion. Companion plant near fruit trees. Attract bees.
Perennial. H:60cm W:30cm. 12cm, 17cm.
In the garden:
• Perennial, Evergreen, Frost hardy.
• ± 1m; Spread: ±50 cm.
• Full sun; Well drained, composted soil.
• Pick fresh leaves and flowers throughout the year.
• Attracting Beneficial insects: Bees and is often planted near fruit trees to assist pollination.
• Makes a useful moisturiser, helps to reduce freckles and blemishes,
• Flower stems placed in linen closets will discourage moths,
• Flowers add colour to potpourri.
Feverfew may be beneficial in the following cases:
• To reduce Fevers.
• To prevent Migraine attacks, Headaches,
• Blood thinner (anti-coagulant), Protects against clot formation.
• Painful, absent or irregular menstruation.
Musculo / Skeletal System
• It may also help ease diseases caused by chronic inflammation, such as arthritis.
Preparation and dosage:
• 1 or 2 large, or 3 or 4 small leaves, every day until positive results achieved. Can also be eaten with bread in a sandwich or in mashed banana.
• 5-20 drops every 2 hours for acute conditions. Three times daily for chronic.
SIDE EFFECTS / CAUTION:
• Taken as recommended, standardized feverfew causes minimal side effects. Minor side effects may include gastrointestinal upset and nervousness. Chewing feverfew leaves has been known to cause mouth ulcers.
• Feverfew is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation, and should not be used by children under the age of two years. Also not used when taking the contraceprive pill.
• Do not use with other blood thinning medication like Warfarin.