• Not to be used during pregnancy.

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(Tanacetum parthenium)
Common names: Featherfew, Featherfoil, Febrifuge Plant, Pyrethrum.
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Parts Used: All plant parts. Methods Used: Water extraction.
Spiritual Uses: None identified to date.

Physical Uses: Used a warming infusion to treat colds and to relieve colic, flatulence, and indigestion.

Promotes perspiration during fevers and once was considered a treatment for delirium tremens.

Also used to stave off or relieve the pain of migraine headaches.



  1. Boil 1 cup of water. Allow to stand 30 seconds.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of chopped herb. Stir briefly and cover.
  3. Allow to steep for 10 minutes.
  4. Strain and discard herb.
  5. Dosage: Small frequent amounts taken throughout the day. Not to exceed 2 cups in 24 hours.
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