FEVERFEW – Tanacetum parthenium, syn. Chrysanthemum parthenium


A strong smelling short-lived perennial plant that grows in partial shade or full sun in cooler areas to almost a metre tall with dense foliage. It has finely cut leaves and clusters of small, white daisy-like flowers throughout the year. Frost hardy. The daisies attract beneficial insects.

Medicinal uses: One or two leaves can be eaten daily to help prevent migraines but this may cause mouth ulcers for some people. Tea from the dried upper parts of the plant may relieve indigestion and period pain.
Avoid if pregnant. Consult your health care professional before taking.