Common name Feverfew

Latin name Tanacetum parthenium

Parts used Whole Plant

System affinities

Feverfew is sympathetic to the Respiratory, Digestive, Circulatory and Reproductive systems.  It also is often indicated for neurologic complaints such as migraines.

Energetics/characteristics/flower essence/dosha

Feverfew is cooling and relaxing.  It can act as a Febrifuge, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory and an Emmenagogue.  


Feverfew is bitter


It is frequently indicated for Headaches, Migraines, and arthritic pain due to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic actions.  It is also valuable in combating fevers due to its cooling quality which also indicates it for high blood pressure in some cases.  Its relaxing nature also indicates it for respiratory issues and colic.  It also finds use in menstrual complaints such as irregularity and cramping.



Growing this plant around the outside of your home is said to prevent illness from entering.


Feverfew can be found in such habitats as abandoned garden areas, vacant lots, roadsides, abandoned fields, and waste areas. Habitats with a history of disturbance are preferred