A Prophylactic for Migraine Headaches, Part 2



Feverfew belongs to the family Asteraceae and in modern botanical literature is referred to by Tanacetum parthenium. It is an aromatic perennial that grows from 20 to 60 centimeters tall, has greenish yellow two- to five-lobed leaves and flowers that resemble those of chamomile. It is a native of Europe and was naturalized in North and South America in the nineteenth century. It should be noted that there are at least three different chemotypes of this species, two of which do not contain the purported active principle parthenolide.