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Feverfew (Pyrethrum parthenium) is a traditional medicinal herb that is found in many old gardens and is also occasionally grown for ornament. The plant grows into a small bush up to around 46 cm (18 in) high, with citrus-scented leaves, and is covered by flowers reminiscent of daisies. It spreads rapidly, and it will cover a wide area after a few years.
Feverfew was native to Eurasia; Specifically the Balkan Peninsula, Anatolia, and the Caucasus, but cultivation has spread it around the world and it is now also found in Europe, the Mediterranean, North America, and China.
Parthenolide, also known as fever chrysanthemum, is a familiar early perennial to ancient Europeans. Compositae is a European-origin of dwarf perennial herb. U.S. researchers recently found that a plant extract parthenolide can destroy acute leukemia cells, a leukemia drug on the development of great help.
1) Feverfew extract may prevent migraine headaches.
2) Anticancer effects: Test-tube studies show that compounds in feverfew may inhibit certain cancer cells.
3) Pain relief: Anti-inflammatory properties of feverfew may help relieve pain.
4) Elevated mood: In studies in mice, feverfew helped reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. However, human studies on this topic are unavailable.
5) Treating rosacea: Topical creams containing parthenolide-free feverfew extract may help treat acne rosacea by
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