Chrysanthemum parthenium

Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Deities: Obatala, Mercury, Ellegua, Odin

Element: Fire

While feverfew was used by herbalist for treating a multitude of ailments however, recent research shows that feverfew prevents or lessons the effects of migraines.

Medicinal Uses: Besides the aforementioned migraine treatment, feverfew will also lower blood pressure and treat menstrual cramps. Like its relative chamomile, feverfew will soothe the digestive tract and may also share chamomile’s tranquilizing effect.

Spiritual Uses: Feverfew, as an incense, can help clear the air (and you head) and provides protection from illness.

A native of Europe, feverfew is naturalized all over the US. This hardy perennial can grow up to 2-1/2 feet tall. As a member of the Sunflower family, feverfew has a typical aster-type white and yellow head atop hairy stems and deeply lobed leaves. Feverfew does well in arid, disturbed soils.