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About Feverfew

About Feverfew

Mary Smith |

Before I get into any more tincture recipes I thought I'd share another one of my favorite herbs.  Feverfew is actually a flowering plant.  It can be grown for it's medicinal properties or as an ornamental.
Feverfew, a New Arrival!
The word "feverfew" derives from the Latin word febrifugia, meaning "fever reducer."
Feverfew is used most often today to treat migraine headaches. [UMM]

Feverfew has also be used for Asthma, Arthritis, Psoriasis, digestion and Menstrual cramps.

From Mary's Heirloom Seeds 
Chrysanthemum Parthenium Feverfew is easily grown from herb seeds, and it is a hardy perennial with deeply cut leaves and lovely daisy-like blooms that measure 3/4 inch across. It is native to Southern Europe, but today it can be found in many areas of the world. A synonymous botanical name is Tanacetum Parthenium.

Feverfew is a medicinal herb with a long history of use. The leaves are dried and used as an herbal remedy for migraine headaches. The Feverfew herb contains parthenolide which can relieve mild spasms and is an anti-inflammatory. Some people take it to relieve the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.

To grow Feverfew:
Germination: 7-14 days
Start seeds indoors in colder climates.

Transplant once first true leaves are developed. Give each plant around 8-12" of space once started and thin as needed. Feverfew will readily self-sow after going to seed.

Soil should be well-drained and moderate.  
From Seed to Harvest is approximately 85 days.

I'm currently working on a "herbal reading list" for just about anyone interested in growing, eating and using herbs.  Stay tuned!

DIY Feverfew Tincture Kits now Available @ Mary's Heirloom Seeds 

DIY Tincture kits include:
1 - 32 ounce Glass Jar with lid, 1 - 2 ounce Amber Bottle with dropper top,  2 customizable labels, 1 ounce of Organic Herbs (additional herbs available) 
and Detailed Instructions


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