Feverfew Leaf (Tanacetum Parthenium) 1lb/454g BULK Herbal Tea - Maria Treben's Authentic™ Herbs of the World

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Latin (botanical) name: Tanacetum Parthenium


Common names: Featherfew, Featherfoil, Midsummer Daisy, Bachelor's Buttons, Altamisa, Nosebleed, Flirtwort


Plant Description: Feverfew is native to southwest Europe and was originally brought to America as an ornamental plant. It is commercially cultivated in Japan, Africa and Europe. It is a hearty perennial that will produce numerous, small, daisy-like heads of yellow flowers with outer white rays, the central yellow florets being arranged on a nearly flat receptacle. It grows up to 2-3 feet and has a downy, finely furrowed, erect stem. The yellowish-green leaves alternate, and are downy with short hairs or nearly smooth. They are about 4-1/2" long and 2" wide and have serrate margins. The Feverfew plant has a bitter taste and the odour is strongly bitter as well.


Use: Make a tea by pouring approximately 2 cups of boiling water over 2 heaped tsp of herb. Let steep for 3-5 minutes. In general, sip a cup before breakfast, and another 2 hours after dinner.

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