While my prior “botanicals 101” posts have centered on ingredients central to my products, this little plant is a true wonder that’s too good not to share! Native to western Asia and the Balkans, Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) now grows throughout the world. Referred to as “medieval aspirin,” this herb is a powerful ally in fighting migraines and headaches. As someone who has experienced hormonal migraines since the onset of puberty, I really appreciate a natural way to address my pain symptoms, and what better way to do that than with an herb growing in your own garden! Because I’m limited for space and time, I source the majority of my herbal matter from regional organic farmers, etc., but this year I decided to try my hand at growing my own feverfew. I used Chateau’s winter-sowing method to start my seeds, transplanted them into the ground in late spring, and now they’re thriving! I love the tiny flowers, and look forward to harvesting in the fall! Enjoy Feverfew in tea or tincture form, and find out why it has been so widely-used for centuries!


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  • Cunningham, Scott. Magical Herbalism. Llewellyn, 2021. [SHOP NOW]
  • Lust, John. The Herb Book. Bantam, 1974.
  • National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health. [visit]

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