Feverfew
Latin Name:Tanacetum parthenium
Common Name:Feverfew
Family:Asteraceae
Plant Part(s):Leaf, Flower
Origin:USA

Tanacetum parthenium is an herbaceous perennial in the daisy family with small white flowers and pinnate leaves. Feverfew is native to Eurasia and has a long history of use in traditional European herbalism. The herb is typically tinctured, steeped as feverfew tea, or employed topically.

The daisy-like feverfew was once believed to have been used to save the life of someone who had fallen from the Parthenon, the temple of the goddess Athena on the Acropolis in Athens, hence its scientific name parthenium.

Precautions

Not for use in pregnancy. Feverfew may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae (Ragweed) plant family. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

This product has not been evaluated by the CFIA or Health Canada. This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We recommend consulting with a certified health practitioner before beginning use.

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