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Feverfew is a flowering plant that grows in Europe and South America.

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›  Health benefits

Historically feverfew has been used for fevers, headaches, constipation, diarrhea, labor difficulties and dizziness. It is currently used for similar ailments, as well as for tinnitus, asthma, allergies, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, toothache, as a skin cleanser and for skin infections. There have been very few studies on feverfew. Some research suggests that it may prevent migraines, and the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society have both suggested that feverfew extract can be effective for migraine prevention. There is not much evidence on the effectiveness of feverfew with other conditions.

›  How much do I need?

Dosage amount varies depending on age and what it is being used for. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

›  Dietary supplements

The dried leaves of feverfew are made into capsules, tablets, liquid extracts and teas. The flowers and stems are also sometimes used.

Source: National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements

Please consult your health care provider before making changes to your vitamin/supplement regimen.

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