Try this easy feverfew headache relief tea to help with a headache. Feverfew has shown in a few human research studies to reduce headaches. Research is listed below.
Feverfew Headache Relief Tea Ingredients
- 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh feverfew leaves (organically grown)
- 10 ounces of hot water
Feverfew Headache Relief Tea Instructions
Make a tea by steeping for five minutes in the hot water. Discard the leaves and drink the tea. Adults: have up to three cups a day. Avoid with pregnancy, lactation, small children, and while taking blood thinners. Discuss possible contraindications with your Doctor.
Feverfew Headache Relief Tea Research
- In a systemic review of six randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trials of feverfew to treat migraines, it was considered safe and effective. From: Ernst, E., & Pittler, M. H. (2000). The efficacy and safety of feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium L.): an update of a systematic review. Public health nutrition, 3(4a), 509-514.
- A double-blind placebo controlled cross-over trial of 57 patients showed that feverfew caused a significant reduction in migraine pain intensity. From: Palevitch, D., Earon, G., & Carasso, R. (1997). Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) as a prophylactic treatment for migraine: a double‐blind placebo‐controlled study. Phytotherapy research, 11(7), 508-511.
- A blend with feverfew and white willow taken for 12 weeks twice a day reduced migraine frequency, intensity, and duration in 12 patients. From: Shrivastava, R., Pechadre, J. C., & John, G. W. (2006). Tanacetum parthenium and Salix alba (Mig-RL®) Combination in Migraine Prophylaxis. Clinical drug investigation, 26(5), 287-296.
- In animal studies, partenolide was the constituent in feverfew that may reduce migraine headaches. From: Tassorelli, C., Greco, R., Morazzoni, P., Riva, A., Sandrini, G., & Nappi, G. (2005). Parthenolide is the component of tanacetum parthenium that inhibits nitroglycerin-induced Fos activation: studies in an animal model of migraine. Cephalalgia, 25(8), 612-621.
- Pourianezhad, F., Tahmasebi, S., Abdusi, V., Nikfar, S., & Mirhoseini, M. (2016). Review on feverfew, a valuable medicinal plant. J Herbmed Pharmacol, 5(2), 45-49.
- Pareek, A., Suthar, M., Rathore, G. S., & Bansal, V. (2011). Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium L.): A systematic review. Pharmacognosy reviews, 5(9), 103.
Fore More Information About Feverfew
Click here to read more about the herb, feverfew: Feverfew Monograph.
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Blog By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA (ARC), Professional AIA and NAHA Member, LMT