GENERIC NAME: Tanacetum parthenium, Chrysanthemum parthenium
BRAND NAME: Feverfew, Bachelor's Buttons, Featherfew
DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Tanacetum parthenium is an herb. The leaves are used as a natural herbal supplement. Tanacetum parthenium contains parthenolide, which works on serotonin receptors in the brain, giving relief from migraine headaches. Tanacetum parthenium is also believed to have anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, and anti-histamine effects. Check with your health-care professional before using herbs or herbal supplements.
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: Tanacetum parthenium is available as oral capsules, dried leaf extract, and as a liquid extract. Concentration of Tanacetum parthenium may vary from product-to-product due to multiple manufacturers producing various products.
STORAGE: Due to multiple manufacturers making different forms of Tanacetum parthenium, storage requirements may vary based on individual manufacturer practices.
DOSING: Migraine headache prevention: Take 50 – 100 mg dried leaf extract by mouth once daily; for other preparations, see manufacturer's directions.
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