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What is Feverfew?

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Overview:

Although feverfew does look like its gentle companion chamomile, that is were the commonality ends. this lovely herb grows up to 2 feet tall, with small white daisy-like flowers. the yellow centers stand out against the bright green foliage.

Latin Name:

Tanacetum parthenium

Common Name:

Feverfew

USDA Hardiness Zone:

5-9

Exposure:

Full sun to partial shade, feverfew does die back when exposed to burning heat and inadequate watering.

Harvest:

All aerial parts. Feverfew is known as a migraine remedy and in this way, it has to be ingested fresh or frozen. It does dry very well, its lovely blooms keeping their bright color.

Uses:

Feverfew is well known for migraine headache relief. In England, this herb's leaves are placed on a buttered slice of bread and then eaten. the bread and butter help protect the mouth from the possible irritation of the leaf.

Feverfew grows very well in a container garden. It can be invasive, under perfect conditions, so keep it cut back and well cared for. Otherwise you may find that your feverfew has taken over.

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