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Feverfew: Solution for Migraines, Headaches and Arthritis

Migraine, headaches and arthritis are those among most “popular” medical conditions that disturb a person nowadays. And no wonder – immune system is the first to suffer from all the environmental influences and changes. In return people receive bunch of common symptoms that “meets the demands of temporary pharmaceutical industry”. But before getting to the bottle of pills you hear about here and there to help your migraine or arthritis symptoms, let’s look around what the herbal medicine suggests.

Feverfew is the herb that has been used for centuries and was favored by people for being effective in treating fever, cough, wheezing and breath difficulties, asthma, toothache, insect bites, psoriasis, rheumatism, and stomach-ache. But the most common use of feverfew is that to handle migraines, headaches and arthritis.

As it is generally known, the spasm of blood vessels that provoke the headaches and migraines are caused by inflammation of the vessels. Feverfew limits that inflammation by inhibiting the release of serotonin and prostaglandins, chemicals that are believed to aid the outset of migraines. Parthenolide and tanetin, other active ingredients in feverfew, are also believed to relieve from those symptoms.

Though, you should keep in mind, feverfew is not the immediate help for certain migrate attacks; feverfew capsules and tablets aid symptoms of migraines and headaches if regularly taken during four or six weeks two times daily. (With average capsule/tablet dose 205 mcg).

Feverfew has been long used to treat arthritis in its painful active inflammatory stage. Arthritis is usually the cause of increased secretion in platelets and polymorphonuclear leucocytes. Parthenolide, active feverfew chemical, inhibits human blood platelet aggregation and secretory activity in platelets, in this way relieving painful symptoms.

In this case the suggested doses are 20 to 60 drops of 1:1 fluid extract taken twice a day; 1:5 tincture is the preparation made made from herb and alcohol, or herb, alcohol, and water, is suggested to be used in dosage of 60 to 120 drops twice a day.

There were some side effects noticed connected with feverfew use. They include flatulence, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, indigestion, vomiting, and nervousness. People with allergies to chamomile, ragweed, or yarrow may have an allergy to feverfew since those plants belong to the same group. Feverfew can also increase bleed propensity so should not be used when there’s a surgery planned. More rapid or pounding heart rates may be also experienced by some individuals.

But still, enjoy feverfew’s benefits and forget about headaches and migraine once and for ever.

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Phyllis in Texas
2009-04-04 22:15:58
I was wondering the same. I would love it if someone would give a few recipes for some options with feverfew! I have been growing a few for the last few years and this year I seperated them and doubled my plants! Now, if i only knew what to do with it!
Tomi
2009-03-27 23:44:50
Feverfew (Daisy) plants are easy to keep, I got two of them on the balcony. However, how much of the leaf should I take daily? Is it better cooked (in tea) or eaten row? Does anybody have an idea?
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