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Relieve migraine with “medieval aspirin” – Feverfew

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Feverfew is a plant in the sunflower family. Feverfew is an ancient herb used for a long time. This herb is used as an herbal remedy in European folk medicine. Ancient Greeks called this tree Parthenium, derived from the use of this flower to save a worker who fell during the construction of the Parthenon temple in the 5th century BC. In the first century AD, the Greek physician Dioscorides used feverfew as an antipyretic herb. Feverfew is considered the “medieval aspirin” or “aspirin” of the 17th century. Since the 1980s, feverfew became popular in England, France, and Canada, doctors have used feverfew to prevent migraines head.

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1. The active ingredient in Feverfew

Parthenolide and glycoside are the active ingredients of Feverfew. Particularly the active ingredient parthenolide in Feverfew can help reduce muscle spasms, reduce inflammation, and prevent vasospasm in the brain.

2. Feverfew health benefits

2.1 Migraine treatment

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Feverfew is believed to help people with migraines because a unique active ingredient, parthenolide, helps reduce smooth muscle spasms and can combat the dilation of blood vessels that occur in migraines. This effect seems to be supported by research showing that Feverfew can reduce the frequency of migraines and reduce symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and photosensitivity. A specific UK study conducted a survey of 270 migraine sufferers and found that over 70% of them felt significantly better after taking an average of 2 to 3 fresh Feverfew leaves daily. The feverfew migraine relief has been studied and demonstrated as follows:

  • Feverfew helps to regulate the levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin (serotonin is a transmitter that regulates mood, sleep, and pain sensation).
  • Feverfew reduces spasms of smooth muscle and regulates vasomotor.
  • Feverfew inhibits the release of two inflammatory substances, serotonin, and prostaglandin, both of which contribute to the onset of the migraine.

2.2 Treatment of Dysmenorrhea

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For many women around the world; Menstruation that occurs monthly may include dysmenorrhea, hormonal changes, and excessive bleeding. Dysmenorrhea constricts the blood vessels in the uterus and causes the muscle layer to contract, causing pain. One of the most common uses of aromatic chamomile is to reduce discomfort during menstruation. Feverfew reduces muscle spasms, reduces inflammation, and eliminates Dysmenorrhea. Research also shows that chamomile can reduce stress and reduce anxiety during menstruation.

2.3 Treatment of arthritis

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Some of the volatile compounds in Feverfew are anti-inflammatory, effectively reducing inflammation throughout the body. For people with chronic joint pain, arthritis, gout, and other inflammatory conditions, treatment with this herb is an effective solution. There is a group of proteins called NFkappaB which is an inflammatory signaling pathway specifically associated with arthritis. Parthenolide, one of cocquiterpene, is responsible for Feverfew’s biological effects, acting as an NFkappaB inhibitor. By inhibiting the activation process of NFkappaB, the severity of joint erosion can be reduced and the progression of arthritis can be prevented.
Feverfew also acts as an antioxidant, protecting joint tissues against free radical damage and preventing cell membrane damage lining the bone surface. This reduces friction between the two ends of the bone where they meet to form joints, which can help relieve long-term pain for people with arthritis.

3. Notes when using Feverfew

When using Feverfew to treat migraines, you should keep the following in mind :

  • Feverfew has the potential to be safe when used for a short period of time at appropriate dosages. However, some side effects may occur. These side effects may include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain.
  • Anyone taking an anticoagulant (aspirin) should consult a doctor before using feverfew.
  • Do not use feverfew on children, pregnant or lactating women.

4. Recommended for you :

🎁 Herb Pharm Certified Organic Feverfew Liquid Extract

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Support the body’s response to minor headache pain with Feverfew liquid extract from Herb Pharm. We prepare our Feverfew Extract from the leaf & flower of Tanacetum parthenium plants which are Certified Organically Grown on our own farm. To assure optimal extraction of Feverfew’s bioactive compounds, the plants are hand-harvested only while in full flower, are carefully shade-dried to retain their full color & aroma, and are then thoroughly extracted. Directions: Shake well before using. Take up to 40 drops in 2 oz of water or juice, two to four times per day. Best taken between meals. Seek expert medical advice before taking during pregnancy.

🎁 NOW Foods Feverfew Veg Capsules 

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Since 1968 NOW has been a leader in the natural products industry. Even when healthy foods and natural supplements weren’t mainstream, we’ve never wavered from our mission – to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. Feverfew is an herb that has been traditionally used by European herbalists for centuries. Directions: Take 1 capsule 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with food. Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

🎁 Buddha Teas Feverfew & Lemongrass Tea

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Buddha Teas is the leading organic tea company for single herb teas. All teas are certified organic and they only use bleach-free tea bags.
Buddha Teas presents this sumptuous brew of Feverfew & Lemongrass Tea just the way nature intended it. This tea is crafted out of the finest organic ingredients, never adulterated by the use of chemicals, additives, fillers, or flavorings. Every tea is mindfully prepared in bleach-free tea bags to eliminate the risk of chemical contamination, leaving you with a refreshingly natural experience. With beautifully designed eco-friendly boxes, our Feverfew & Lemongrass Tea tea is a worthy addition to any tea collection.

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