feverfew

April 3, 2018

Asteraceae Anxiolytics

When you see daisies, does it make you smile?  Can sniffing a marigold calm you down?  Do you like to drink chamomile tea before bed to help you sleep?  Several plants of the Asteraceae family have shown research demonstrating the ability to improve mood and cognitive health. Their aromas have shown […]
April 4, 2018
antiviral

Antiviral

Antiviral herbs and essential oils may help reduce viral infections.  Echinacea has proven noteworthy in helping with prevention of common cold viruses.  For most botanicals, more research is needed to determine safe and effective amounts. Antiviral – Recipes Blog Articles Can essential oils offer antiviral activities against the flu?  Read […]
April 7, 2018
headache relief

Headache Relief

Headaches can have a variety of causes.  While the physical root of the problem is lack of blood flow to the brain, reasons can be hormonal, stress related, caused by poor posture, low blood sugar, food allergies, caffeine withdrawal, drugs, and more. For a tension headache, place heat around the […]
April 11, 2018
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Feverfew Headache Relief Tea Recipe

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 […]
April 18, 2018
Borneol

Borneol, Delta Borneol, and Isoborneol

Borneol is an alcohol that easily oxidizes into the ketone: camphor.  It is found in Coridothymus capitatus (thyme), Artemisia herba alba (artemisia), Origanum vulgare (oregano), Ocimum canum (basil), lavender, lavandin, rosemary, sage, and feverfew. Alcohols are the most therapeutically beneficial type of component in an essential oil, and have a low toxicity for […]
May 4, 2018
feverfew headache relief tea

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) Research

Latin Name: Tanacetum parthenium Family: Asteraceae Feverfew is a daisy like flower, useful in reducing migraine headaches by easing smooth muscle spasms and the constriction of blood vessels in the brain.  The parthenolide constituent has shown in research to reduce muscle spasms and constrict blood vessels in the brain to […]
October 31, 2018
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Parthenolide

Parthenolide is a sesquiterpene lactone found in feverfew.  It is not water soluble. Plants Containing Parthenolide   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This compilation of research articles does not necessarily […]
November 4, 2018
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Feverfew