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Health Benefits of Feverfew

The Feverfew is a medicinal plant, which is also called wild chamomile. Its properties have been known and used by humans for hundreds of years.

Its most common use is in the form of tea, which can be made at home very simply and quickly. Its properties help to fight inflammation, reduce pain, reduce fever, increase appetite, decrease PMS symptoms, fight free radicals, among others.

One of the best known properties of this plant is related to skin problems. It is very effective in combating itchiness, redness and irritation.

It is also found in the form of a powdered homeopathic medicine, used to treat the discomfort that babies experience when their first little teeth start to grow. Many mothers report its effectiveness in reducing irritation, crying, diarrhea, etc.

Below, we will explain each of the properties of feverfew more fully , what are its benefits, indications, contraindications, dosage, possible side effects and how to use it.

FEVERFEW PROPERTIES

Next, we will know what are the main properties attributed to this plant. Many of them were even studied by physicians and health specialists. However, each case is different, and it should never replace the drugs and treatments indicated by your doctor, unless he recommends it himself!

  • Anti-inflammatory: one of the best known properties of this plant is its anti-inflammatory action, especially on wounds, bruises, swelling and redness of the skin. Because of this, it can be a weapon in combating skin problems.
  • Antioxidant action: feverfew has an antioxidant action. This means that it helps to fight the action of free radicals, which act on cells causing them to age and harming our health.
  • Fights headaches: this plant is widely used to fight headaches and even migraine attacks, having even appeared in books on natural medicine. It has some actives that act directly on blood vessels, reducing inflammation and relieving pain
  • Increases appetite: for those who want to gain weight or have difficulty eating, feverfew can help a lot. It stimulates and increases the appetite, making the person feel more hungry and want to eat.
  • Reduces problems with baldness: People who have problems with hair loss report a great improvement when using feverfew tea.
  • Helps control blood pressure: people who suffer from hypertension can benefit from drinking tea from this plant. That’s because it has the ability to lower prostaglandins, which have the function of increasing blood pressure in the body.
  • Fights pain: due to its anti-inflammatory properties, this plant is often used to treat and combat pain caused by inflammatory processes. People who suffer from ulcers and arthritis, for example, can benefit from frequent consumption of tea. However, it is important to emphasize that it is not a substitute for the conventional treatment recommended by the doctor, but only a complement.
  • Decreases fever: feverfew has properties that make it a great help in controlling fever, helping to lower body temperature.
  • Helps fight PMS: great news for women: this plant helps fight the main discomforts of PMS and menstruation, such as cramps and mood swings.
  • Helps the airways: Another benefit related to its anti-inflammatory properties is that it helps to treat airway problems, such as constant coughing and even asthma.

Now that you know what the properties of this plant are, let’s understand how they work in our body and what their benefits are.

FEVERFEW BENEFITS

The consumption of this plant can bring countless benefits to our health and well-being. Let’s see what they are next:

HELPS TREAT MILD INFLAMMATION

Feverfew’s anti-inflammatory properties are excellent for combating skin problems. It is known to be very effective in treating swelling, redness and itchy skin. It can also help to treat ringworms.

HELP FEVER

The tea, when consumed, can help to lower body temperature and thus lower fever and lessen its symptoms.

FIGHTS ARTHRITIS PAIN

Anyone who has arthritis knows how much pain can be uncomfortable and disruptive in daily life. When consumed frequently, due to its power to reduce inflammation, this plant can greatly help the life of those who have this problem.

HELPS IN THE TREATMENT OF MIGRAINE

Feverfew is extremely efficient in the treatment of migraine. That’s because it works directly on its cause: the inflammation of blood vessels.

HELPS FIGHT PMS SYMPTOMS

An excellent property found in this plant is related to the menstrual period. That’s because it has components that help inhibit the production of prostaglandin, a hormone that causes colic and other PMS symptoms, such as mood swings.

FIGHT FREE RADICALS

Feverfew is rich in antioxidant properties. Therefore, another great benefit that its consumption can bring is to fight free radicals, which act so much in the cells of our organs, helping to fight and prevent the emergence of diseases, when in our skin, preventing premature aging.

IT CAN HELP REDUCE HAIR LOSS AND BALDNESS

Some people claim that this plant can also help reduce problems such as hair loss and baldness, which affect mainly men. For this, the tea can either be ingested or used directly on the scalp. However, it is worth remembering that depending on the causes of hair loss, the treatment may not be as effective.

HELPS IN WEIGHT GAIN

Many people have difficulty gaining weight and even end up being malnourished because they are not hungry. The consumption of feverfew can be beneficial for these people because it stimulates and increases the appetite, making the person feel hungrier and able to eat properly.

FIGHTS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

In our body, we have prostaglandins, which are responsible for raising our blood pressure. When we consume feverfew tea, it has the ability to significantly reduce the production of these compounds. Thus, this plant can become an ally of people who suffer from hypertension.

IMPROVES HEART HEALTH

As mentioned above, drinking tea can help lower blood pressure levels. With this, the health of the heart improves, reducing the risk of problems such as a heart attack.

Now that you know all the benefits that this medicinal plant can bring you, the question remains: how, after all, to use it? Let’s find out next!

FEVERFEW HOW TO USE

The most recommended way to use this plant to obtain all its benefits is through tea. And to enjoy it even more and not lose any of its properties, it is best to consume it right after preparation. Just do what you want to take right away.

FEVERFEW TEA

Ingredients:

  • 1g of feverfew
  • 1 cup of water

way of doing

Boil the water. Then add the leaves, cover and leave to simmer for at least 10 minutes. Then strain and take, preferably neat.

FEVERFEW CHAMOMILE FOR BABY

This is a homeopathic medicine based on feverfew chamomile 1dh, also known as powdered feverfew, which is especially indicated for babies who are in the teething stage, something that can occur between 6 months and 2 years, depending on the child.

The main function of this medication is to combat the symptoms that usually occur due to the growth of teeth, such as:

  • Irritation
  • night cry
  • agitation
  • Lose your appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • among others

FEVERFEW TO SLEEP BABY

During this phase, due to pain and discomfort in the gums, many babies end up having trouble sleeping, becoming very agitated and irritable. Feverfew medicine is very indicated at this stage precisely for this reason, as it has natural properties that help to calm the baby, leaving him more peaceful and improving sleep.

FEVERFEW PACKAGE INSERT

Composition: it is a homeopathic medicine and has no added sugar or chemical additives. The box comes with 24 envelopes and each envelope of this medicine has 300mg of active compounds. Plus, it also has lactose.

How to take: This medication can be taken in different ways. It can be taken straight, mixed with a little water or tea.

Dosage: recommended by the manufacturer is that 1 envelope of 300mg is consumed every 2 hours, or the dosage recommended by the doctor.

Side effects: as it is a homeopathic medicine, side effects are not expected. However, signs of allergy to chamomile and other components of the formula may appear.

Feverfew is a plant that has numerous and excellent medicinal properties, being useful for the treatment and prevention of various diseases and health problems. However, it is important to remember that she should never substitute medications without medical advice.

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Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

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