Why it works: People take feverfew by mouth for the prevention and treatment of migraine headaches. Feverfew leaves contain many different chemicals, including one called parthenolide. Parthenolide or other chemicals decrease factors in the body that cause migraine headaches.
How it works: Simply pick the leaves and then eat them in which way you find suitable, such as put in salad or a sandwich.
Precautions: Feverfew might cause early contractions and miscarriage. Do not use feverfew if you are pregnant.
Feverfew may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family (e.g., ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds and daisies).
Feverfew might slow blood clotting. Use caution if you have bleeding related conditions. Stop taking feverfew at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery.
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