Belonging to the family Asteraceae (daisies), feverfew is a daisy-like perennial that has been used in folk medicine by the ancient Greeks and early Europeans. The name stems from the Latin word febrifugia, “fever reducer.”
It is predominantly used in the treatment of headaches and migraines, in both herbal tea and tincture form, although this pretty little plant packs a punch.
It can also be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, stomach aches, toothaches and insect bites.
It boasts several pharmacologic properties, such as anticancer, anti-inflammatory, cardiotonic, antispasmodic, an emmenagogue, and as even an enema for worms.