Analgesic, Anti-Inflammatory, Circulation, COX-2 Inhibitor, Febrifuge, Insect repellents
Allergies, Headache/Migraine, Insect Repellent, Lupus, Parasites/Worms
Feverfew is a composite herb of the Asteraceae family. It has numerous, small, daisy-like heads of yellow flowers with outer white rays, the central yellow florets being arranged on a nearly flat receptacle. The stem is finely furrowed and hairy, about 2 feet high; the leaves alternate, downy with short hairs, or nearly smooth-about 4 1/2 inches long and 2 inches broad—bipinnatifid, with serrate margins, the leaf-stalk being flattened above and convex beneath. The delicate green leaves are conspicuous even in mild winter. The whole plant has a strong and bitter smell.
Also Known As:
Featherfoil, featherfew, chrysanthemum parthenium, pyrethrum parthenium, bachelor's buttons, flirtwort.