Chrysanthemum Parthenium / Tanacetum parthenium
Masculine, Venus, Water
Primary: Libra, Taurus
Secondary: Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio
Common names: Febrifuge plant, Featherfew, Featherfoil, Flirtwort, Bachelor’s Buttons
Medicinal: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, aperient, aromatic, bitter, nervine, stimulant.
Magickal: Carried for protection against illness.
Feverfew comes from the latin ‘febrifugia’ which means driver out of fevers.
It is used for inflammations and hot swellings. It is helpful for both migraines and rheumatoid arthritis.
Feverfew has an ancient reputation as a pain reliever.
Migraine sufferers indicate Feverfew is effective in reducing both the number and the severity of migraines.
Headaches can be caused by stress, grief, anxiety, glandular deficiencies, too much white sugar, coffee – and they can also be triggered by odd smells and allergies.
If you have Saturn in the 1st house, Saturn in Aries, or Mars in hard aspect to Saturn, you may be more likely to suffer from headaches.
To be most effective, the leaves of feverfew must be taken daily as a preventative rather than when the headache begins.
Ways to prepare it:
Chew fresh leaves daily.
Simmer 5 leaves in 2 cups boiling water for 15 minutes, sip 2-3 times daily.
I encourage you to do your own research about feverfew before using.
Here’s a bit to get you started…
* I am not a medical doctor, informational purposes only.