Thursday, 6 November 2014


Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew) is a traditional medicinal herb which is commonly used to prevent migraine headaches, and is also occasionally grown for ornament. The plant grows into a small bush up to around 46 cm high with citrus-scented leaves, and is covered by flowers reminiscent of daisies. It spreads rapidly, and they will cover a wide area after a few years. It is also commonly seen in the literature by its synonyms, Chrysanthemum parthenium and Pyrethrum parthenium. It is also sometimes referred to as bachelor's buttons or featherfew.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.


  1. A better way to prevent migraines is to watch your bloodsugar not going down too much :-)
    I've read that Feverfew is not totally without side effects.
    Maybe I'm confusing it with the effects of Chrysanthemum vulgare?
    Anyways, it seems to keep the prostaglandins within bounds.

  2. You brighten up my rainy day. Tom The Backroads Traveller