Feverfew Tanacetum parthenium
Feverfew is mainly used for the prevention and treatment of chronic, recurring migraine headaches. Scientific studies have shown this herb to be effective for treating migraines. This herb is also used to bring on delayed menstrual periods, relieve period pains, and reduce symptoms associated with PMS, such as headaches, irritability, and tension. Traditionally it has been used for hot flashes during menopause. Feverfew acts as a tonic to the nervous system, relaxing tension, lifting depression, and promoting sleep. It is also used to relieve nerve pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia and sciatica. Feverfew helps stimulate appetite and digestion, reducing nausea and vomiting and helping clear heat and toxins from the system. This herb reduces the symptoms associated with a sluggish liver, such as lethargy, irritability and headaches. Feverfew is also used as a decongestant for catarrh, sinusitis, asthma, hay fever, dizziness and tinnitus. It is recommended for the pain and inflammation of arthritis and has also been used in treating psoriasis.