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Feverfew

What are the benefits of feverfew?

This herb is a member of the chrysanthemum family. It is traditionally used to treat fever, body aches, pain and rheumatism. Today, the main use is to help prevent migraine headaches and clinical studies show that it does work.

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Evidence of the Benefits

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Migraine

This herb has been extensively studied for its benefits for migraine sufferers.

Several clinical studies show that taking the extract helped to reduce the severity, duration and frequency of migraine headaches.
 
It also reduced symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to sound and light. Those who have more severe migraine pain seem to get greater benefits for taking this herb.
 

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Although this herb has been suggested for treating rheumatoid arthritis, studies seem to show that it does not work.
 


Other Suggested Benefits  and Traditional Uses

Allergies
Anemia
Arthritis
Asthma
Cancer
Common cold
Earache
Fever
Headaches
Infertility
Liver disease
Menstrual irregularities
Nausea
Tinnitus
Toothache (topical)
Vertigo
 

Side Effects

Standardized feverfew extracts have very few side effects. The common side effects that have been reported include stomach complaints  such as nausea, diarrhea, constipation and heartburn and nervousness.

Other reported rare side effects include dizziness, insomnia and palpitations.
 

Dosage Recommendations

Extract: Use 50 to 100 mg daily.

Standardized Products: Most standardized products uses parthenolide as a reference. Most used at least 0.2% of parthenolide and some goes as high as 0.7%.

It may take up to six weeks for its benefits to appear.



What is the Best Product to Use for Migraines?

Although this herb works well by itself, a combination product such as Migone Plus can give you better results.
The company that makes it offers a 1 year money-back guarantee on all the products they produce so you have nothing to lose (except your migraines).

Get More Information Today on Migone Plus

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Created: September 14, 2010
 

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