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Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium)

Definition: Used to treat many of the same disorders aspirin is used for, this herb is most widely known for its therapeutic application for migraine headaches, fever and for arthritis. Folk literature is full of praise for it ability to calm inflammation and treat pain.

Applications: Asthma, inflammatory conditions, arthritis, menstrual pain, migraine headaches and fever.

Scientific Updates: This herb contains a group of chemicals called sesquiterpene lactones which are bitter compounds which inhibit prostaglandin production in the body and decrease histamine release; two functions which cause the inflammatory response.

Complementary Agents: White willow, vitamin C, proanthocyanidins, bioflavonoids, marine lipids and garlic.

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