Tanacetum parthenium   Feverfew I

tanacetum parthenium

This fairly common plant is an introduction from the Balkans but has been used for centuries to cure arthritis, headaches and now is suggested as a herbal cure for migraine sufferers.

Tanacetum parthenium is an Archeophyte (introduced before 1500 AD) which has been in the British Isles long enough to establish itself as well as many native plants. It is common in England and Wales and in Scotland is only scarce in the far north west. It is also common Ireland but more towards the east.

Great Orme West cliffs, 5th September 2004

Added 9th September 2004 date, amended on February 5th 2005, updated February 13th 2012

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