Feverfew and migraine.


Newsgroup: alt.folklore.herbs
From: vanessa.idirect.com (Vanessa Gruntz)
Date: 04 Feb 1996 02:33:26 GMT
Subject: Re: Fever Few (How Long)

>Try moving from tablets to the real thing. Feverfew is a member of the chrysanthemum family and is very easy to grow. Indoors it needs plenty of light and low maint. Move outside in the summer. Recommended dosage is one leaf per day. This is of course if you can tolerate the taste. One person I have talked to claims she has been taking feverfew leaves for over three years and her headaches have been reduced in frequency and severity.

Just started looking at this newgroup tonight and this caught my eye.

What type of headaches is feverfew good for? Tension? Migraine?

Any info would be appreciated.

From: vshanahan.aol.com (VShanahan)

Feverfew is good for migraine headaches, it also may reduce the nausea and vomiting. It may take several months before you notice an improvement, taken on a daily basis it works as a preventive in about 80% of all cases. For lesser headaches, feverfew works within a short time of taking it. It also helps reduce fevers, hence its name.


From: pavlin.aol.com (Pavlin)

Just wanted to add encouragement here...
I noticed a dramatic and lasting effect from the first time I took fever few for my migraines. The first time I took it (made a tea out of 2 tbsp of dried feverfew), my headache and nausea was diminished within an hour to the point of being bearable, and was completely gone within 4 hours. I still take pain meds and sometimes have to resort to imitrex, but with fever few, I take substantially less meds during a headache, and I have reduced my headaches from several a month to two or three per year. I can't recommend it strongly enough. Also, would highly recommend acupuncture. I was a little skeptical at first, but now I'm utterly sold on it!

From: khunter.neptune.on.ca (Kent Hunter)

>I have just heard about Fever Few and that it can be used to relieve migrains. Could somebody send me some info about what form it should be taken in and the dosage?

Take feverfew leaves as a tea or a tincture three times daily for re-occurring migraines.

I think feverfew is a very attractive plant for the garden as well, however, health food stores do carry the extract. I take it when I feel a headache coming on. It seems to work, (maybe only physcologically)

From: Zamorra <zamorra.>

Greetings, I have a problem with Migraines every now and again...
One combination that is very effective is Skullcap and Chamomile...
If it is very bad I will add some valarian rt...