Feverfew Tea (leaf only, no stem)

Feverfew has traditionally mostly used for the prevention and treatment of migraine headaches.

Certified Organic Australian grown, in Tasmania by Highland Herbs Tasmania.

Herb Info / Uses


AU$ 9.75 tax incl.

Botanical Name: Tanacetum parthenium

Plant Family: Asteraceae

Plant description: A native of Southeast Europe, feverfew is a much branched woody perennial growing up to 1 meter. The leaves are strongly scented, light green, feathery, pinnate or bi-pinnate. The many flower heads have white petals and yellow centers and occur throughout summer.

Part used: Leaf and flower.

Harvest: When plant is coming into flower.

Energetics: Bitter cool.

Active Constituents: Essential oil (inc. camphor, borneol, fernesene), sesquiterpene lactones (e.g. parthenolide).

Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antiallergenic, anthelmintic, emmenagogue (high doses).

Uses: Tradiationally for the prevention and treatment of migraine headaches. Feverfew historically has been used in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, dermatitis, hayfever and urticaria.

Dosage: Infusion - pour one cup of boiling water onto one teaspoons of dried herb. Leave to infuse for five minutes. Drink up to one cup three times per day. Liquid Extract (1:5) – 7—20 ml/week.

Cautions: It may occasionally cause mouth ulcers or gastric disturbance. Avoid during pregnancy. Avoid in known allergy.

Interactions: None known.

 Certified Organic Australian grown, in Tasmania by Highland Herbs Tasmania.