Feverfew, also known as Tanacetum parthenium, is a short, bushy, daisy-like perennial in the Asteraceae family. Native to the Balkan Peninsula, Feverfew’s dried leaves, flowers and stems have been used by Greek and European herbalists throughout history, dating back to the 5th century BC. Introduced to the United States in the 19th century, the plant’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties have been used to treat fevers, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, stomach aches, asthma and menstrual disorders.
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