Feverfew for your garden: description, types and properties

  • Dec 24, 2019

The name "feverfew" comes from the Greek word pyretos (high fever): in ancient times believed that this plant is able to cast a fever. Today, it is generally used as an ornamental plant, and sometimes as a natural insect repellent.

Feverfew. Illustrations for the article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
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Other names:

  • Tanacetum parthenium
  • pyrethrum

Used parts:

  • leaves

In 1973 resident of Cardiff (Wales, England) Ann Jenkins, suffered severe migraine attack, decided to eat in a day, three leaf pyrethrum. After 10 weeks of such a course of herbal medicine illness completely receded. On hearing this, one of London's experts on migraines held a substantive clinical pyrethrum test confirmed the high effectiveness of this herb for the prevention and treatment migraine.

Feverfew - bushy perennial up to 50 cm with deeply lobed leaves. Large, similar to chamomile inflorescences-baskets consist of white reed and yellow tubular flowers.

species

The most commonly cultivated varieties feverfew following:

«Golden Feather»

Zolotistozheltoy variety with foliage and simple (nemahrovymi) inflorescences, its compact form «Golden Ball» and dwarf varieties «Golden Moss»; Golden Feather
Zolotistozheltoy variety with foliage and simple (nemahrovymi) inflorescences, its compact form «Golden Ball» and dwarf varieties «Golden Moss»; Golden Feather

«Flore Pleno»

Cultivar with double inflorescences. «Flore Pleno» carolynsshadegardens.com «Snowball», «White Bonnet» and «Tom Thumb» cream with spherical inflorescences.
Cultivar with double inflorescences. «Flore Pleno» carolynsshadegardens.com «Snowball», «White Bonnet» and «Tom Thumb» cream with spherical inflorescences.

location

Feverfew - undemanding plant, but grows best in full sun and nutritious, loose and regularly moisturized soil. It tolerates frost.

reproduction

Seed plants or overgrown by dividing (spring). Well propagated by self-seeding.

Care

After flowering, cut off the flower stalks high.

Pests and diseases

Bitter, having a strong odor of pyrethrum leaves repel insects. Fungal diseases are usually not affected.

Harvesting and storage

Fresh leaves pluck as needed at any time (in some people with sensitive skin may cause dermatitis).

Feverfew - an effective tool for the treatment and prevention of migraine. As demonstrated in clinical trials, taking his drugs greatly facilitates the symptoms (headaches, blurred vision and nausea). Apparently, the therapeutic effects associated with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of grass as well as its relaxing effect on the muscle.

For the prevention of migraine is sometimes recommended to eat daily one fresh leaves of pyrethrum. Since this can be adverse side effects, it is preferable to use pharmaceutical drugs grass.

Before taking drugs of these herbs, consult your doctor. During pregnancy or breastfeeding to take drugs these herbs should only be under medical supervision ..

household

Feverfew - a popular remedy for moles.

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