Herb Profile: Feverfew

Common Name: Feverfew

Botanical Name: Tanacetum parthenium

One of my favourite herbs, Feverfew has helped many people who suffer from migraines see their symptoms and severity much lessened after taking this herb on a continual basis. It is not a quick-fix cure but instead it works with your system to gradually alleviate pain and inflammation where it’s most needed.

Feverfew is from the Asteraceae (Daisy) Family and therefore can cause some allergic reactions in some people. It has many antiinflamatory phytochemicals, and is an effective herb to use for colds and flus, as well as a pain-remedy, especially when combined with Willow Bark (Salix alba ‘Tristis’).

In addition, this herb has antiviral, expectorant, and antibacterial properties, to name just a very few. Don’t let its bitter taste deter you from using it for preventing colds, etc. Feverfew can be taken as a capsule, tincture or a tea in which you’ve added some form of sweetener to make it more palatable.

To receive a packet of approximately 100 Feverfew seeds by post, follow these steps:

1) Send $5.00 to cover postage for one packet to this PayPal address: {perennialgoddess@gmail.com}
For multiple packets, the cost is an additional $2.00 for each packet.

2) Send me an email at this same address and describe the herb seeds you wish to buy. Include your full name and postal address, confirming that you have sent me the postage cost for the one or more packets. I will then mail the seeds to your address.

3) Full instructions on how to sow and grow your Feverfew herbs will be included in the packet. Thank you for supporting Herbal Phytotherapy Herbs!

Feverfew is one of the 36 Herbs we will study in Healing Ways of Herbs Course 2018.  Registration for this course will soon be opened. We will have two sessions: May to June and July to August. Seats are limited so apply as soon as registration is available.

Please note that Height and Spread in the description below are in inches only.

Common Name:


Botanical Name:

Tanacetum parthenium


Finely-dented leaves with small daisy-like flowers; has a distinctive pungent scent.


Naturalised in some gardens; a commonly grown garden herb.






Small daisy-like, form in panicles on top of plant.

Herbal Uses:

Ornamental, Medicinal

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