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What is Feverfew?



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

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


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.


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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