Tanacetum Parthenium - Feverfew in India
Tanacetum parthenium – Feverfew is a flowering plant of the Asteraceae
family. Its name comes from the Latin word febrifugia, meaning “fever reducer.” The feverfew herb has a long history of use in traditional and folk medicine, especially among Greek and early European herbalists. It is a medicinal plant traditionally used for the treatment of fevers, migraine headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, stomach aches, toothaches, insect bites, infertility, and problems with menstruation and labor during childbirth. Traditionally, feverfew was used to treat fevers and other inflammatory conditions. In fact, some people call it the “medieval aspirin”. Feverfew has also been used for psoriasis, allergies, asthma, tinnitus, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. It has
multiple pharmacologic properties, such as anticancer,
anti-inflammatory, cardiotonic and antispasmodic. The plant is widely cultivated to large regions of the world, and now tanacetum parthenium feverfew is available in India also. Its importance as a medicinal plant is growing substantially with increasing and stronger
reports in support of its multifarious therapeutic uses. Also Read about Butterbur in India
Product Featuring Tanacetum Parthenium
Relieves migraine & headache
Tanacetum Parthenium contains a variety of active compounds, such as flavonoids and volatile oils. However, its main compound of interest is parthenolide, found in the plant’s leaves. Studies show that parthenolide may be behind most of the potential health benefits of feverfew.
Tanacetum Parthenium is generally considered safe. In some cases, Tanacetum Parthenium may cause side effects like stomach aches, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation and nausea.
Pregnant women should avoid taking Tanacetum Parthenium, as it may cause early contractions. Research to ensure it’s safe for breastfeeding women is insufficient.
This supplement is generally safe for most people, but if you have any concerns, it’s best to speak to your doctor before trying it.
This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice. Accordingly, this information should be used only under the supervision of a qualified health practitioner.