Feverfew is an herb. The leaves are used to make medicine.
Feverfew has many uses, but so far, it seems to be effective only for preventing migraine headaches in some people.
Feverfew is also used for fever, irregular menstrual periods, arthritis, a skin disorder called psoriasis, allergies, asthma, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), dizziness, and nausea and vomiting.
Some people use feverfew for difficulty getting pregnant or fathering a child (infertility). It is also used for "tired blood" (anemia), cancer, common cold, earache, liver disease, prevention of miscarriage, muscular tension, bone disorders, swollen feet, diarrhea, upset stomach and intestinal gas.
Feverfew is sometimes applied directly to the gums for toothaches or to the skin to kill germs.
You may not get your money's worth from all feverfew products. Some feverfew tablet products can contain little or no feverfew.
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