This fact sheet provides basic information about the herb plant or part of a
plant used for its flavor, scent, or potential therapeutic properties. Includes
flowers, leaves, bark, fruit, seeds, stems, and roots. feverfew—common names,
uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. Originally a
plant native to the Balkan mountains of Eastern Europe, feverfew—a short bush
with daisy-like flowers—now grows throughout Europe, North America, and South
Common Names—feverfew, bachelor’s buttons, featherfew
Latin Names—Tanacetum parthenium, Chrysanthemum
What It Is Used For
– Feverfew has been used for centuries for fevers,
headaches, stomach aches, toothaches, insect bites, infertility, and problems
with menstruation and with labor during childbirth.
– Recently, feverfew has
been used for migraine headaches and rheumatoid arthritis.
– Feverfew has
also been used for psoriasis, allergies, asthma, tinnitus (ringing or roaring
sounds in the ears), dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.
How It Is Used
– The dried leaves—and sometimes flowers and stems—of
feverfew are used to make supplements, including capsules, tablets, and liquid
– The leaves are sometimes eaten fresh.
What the Science Says