Feverfew for preventing migraines & headaches?

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP –Living in Natures Love Lifestyles insideawareness.com

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Feverfew

Feverfew:  Leaves & Flowers

Feverfew:  Tanacetum parthenium

I began growing Feverfew 22 years ago from a packet of  Richter Seeds I ordered on-line.  It was a garden plant that helped change a dysfunctional and depressed James Bay community with it’s brilliant white petals and yellow centers.  To me they looked like miniature daisy’s.

Rediscovering them in the past few years growing in vacant lots and gardens, I once again started to harvest their medicinal flowers and leaves.

Feverfew is a well-known herb for migraine and joint pain relief so I dried a supply of both flowers and leaves for tea.  Using fresh plant parts I used them to add to daily water recipes for their nutrients and infused them in vinegar, oil and alcohol to create medicinal remedies.


Nutrients & Qualities in Feverfew: 

The nutrients in Feverfew include iron, niacin, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, sodium, and vitamins A and C.


Medicinal Uses:

Feverfew has an amazing number of medicinal uses:

  • prevention of migraines & headaches,
  • fevers,
  • muscle tension,
  • lower blood pressure,
  • reduce stomach irritation,
  • appetite stimulant,
  • improve digestion,
  • kidney function,
  • colitis,
  • dizziness,
  • tinnitus,
  • menstrual problems,
  • muscle relaxant,
  • skin washes,
  • Pain reliever for gastrointestinal, reproductive, and vascular systems,
  • Insect Repellent (includes Bees & Fleas!),
    • flowers contain pyrethrins compounds used as flea repellent
  • Natural Sun Screen,
  • Arthritis,
  • Anti-inflammatory

How to use Feverfew:

  • Preventative for Migraines

As a preventative herb for migraines and headaches it is recommended to chew 2 – 3 fresh leaves per day.  However I would recommend that these leaves be left to wilt beforehand as this plant has a strong bitter taste and cause some skin irritation in mouth when taken directly from the plant.  It is also recommended that one takes this herb together with magnesium and riboflavin to support opening constrictions in blood flow.

  • Natural Flea Rinse for Cats & Dogs

To make a flea rinse for your pet, pour boiling water over the fresh herbs and let stand until completely cooled. Strain and apply wetting the fur and skin thoroughly. Do not towel dry or rinse. Remember that this will last only a couple of hours so make it a regular part of your animal care routine!

  • Natural Pain Reliever for Aging Cats & Dogs

This is a herb that can be infused in water in the same way you would make tea.  Once cooled add to your pets water to act as a natural pain reliever.

Oils, tincture & Tea Recipes 

Buy Canadian Feverfew Plants


Recommended Reading:

More than 100 Remedies from 20 of the Most Healing Plants

Review:  Kathrine – This is the book I have been looking for! Very easy way to learn a LOT of information fast. I am have three regular items I make myself with great
success! My husband has even been wanting to put his hands into prep work.


Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.


Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since  2000

 

Why infuse Dandelion & Water?

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

by Renee Lindstrom

Dandelion Infused Water

The picture above shows spring and summers first blossoms in our morning infused water that starts our day at Inside Awareness for Healthy Lifestyles.  For stronger liver support, increasing bile dandelion leaves will be added too!  The qualities in the leaves are stronger than in the flowers.  This includes bitterness.  While the flowers are sweet the greens are bitter.

Drinking  infused water with immune system builders is one way to protect ones own health to ensure ongoing wellness.


Why dandelion infused water?

  • Gentle laxative
  • Antibacteral
  • Source of antioxidants
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Relieve’s pain, cramps & depression (headaches, backaches, menstrual cramps)
  • Supports vision with a Compound called  helenin that is helpful for night vision and Vitamin A and Vitamin B12 good the eyes
  • Preventative for boils, skin infections, tuberculosis

Buy Canadian Dandelion Seeds

Buy Dried Dandelion Leaves

More on other plants; flowers, leaves, stems and roots for infusing water go to Inventory of a backyard forager.  


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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.


Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Dandelion Flower Tea Recipe

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

by Renee Lindstrom

Dandelion: Flowers, Leaves & Roots

Pick & Rinse 8 to 12 fresh flowers (organic & untreated)

12 oz of boiling water

Honey (optional sweetener)

Pour hot water over fresh flower and let steep for up to five minutes. 
 Filter dandelion tea infusion and sweeten to taste. 
Enjoy your tea moment!
(Imaginative memories of reading Classic - Wind & the Willows come to mind)

Why dandelion blossom tea?

  • Antibacteral
  • Source of antioxidants
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Relieve’s pain, cramps & depression (headaches, backaches, menstrual cramps)
  • Supports vision with a Compound called  helenin that is helpful for night vision and Vitamin A and Vitamin B12 good the eyes
  • Preventative for boils, skin infections, tuberculosis

Buy Canadian Dandelion Seeds

Buy Dried Dandelion Roots

Buy Dried Dandelion Leaves

 

Read more on Wind and the Willows by  Kenneth Grahame

Wind in the Willows

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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.


Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000