General: Compact, mounding, feathery plant with small white daisy-like blooms. Traditional headache remedy and fever reducer. Feverfew is easy to grow almost anywhere, provided ample sunlight and moisture.
Medicinal Uses: Most notably feverfew is known to aid in the relief of migraines as well as arthritis and digestive problems. It has been said that feverfew is most effective when used long term to prevent chronic migraines but there have been claims of the herb being helpful when taken at the onset of headaches. Besides vascular headaches, feverfew may relieve premenstrual headaches, which are often due to fluid retention and hormonal effects. Some physicians recommend feverfew to relieve menstrual cramps and to facilitate delivery of the placenta following childbirth.
Ornamental Uses: This plant produces numerous strongly aromatic, clusters of yellow, daisy-like flowers. They have an erect stem and feathery compound leaves. Feverfew is a relative of chamomile.