An anti-inflammatory herb that helps improve blood vessel tone and head health.
It is believed that one of the active ingredients in Feverfew called parthenolide, naturally inhibits the release of serotonin and prostaglandin, hormones that may lead to decreased blood vessel tone in the head. According to three double-blind trials with migraine patients, feverfew reduces the severity, duration, and frequency of migraine headaches.3,4,5 These successful studies employed dried, powdered leaves.
Feverfew has been recommended during times of increased stress for overall head health. Mason's Feverfew 100mg Capsules Standardized Herbal Extract has been standardized to 0.2% Parthenolide.
1.Balch, Phyllis A., CNC and James F. Balch, M.D.. Prescription for Nutritional Healing. New York: Penguin Putnam, Inc., 2000, p. 97.
2.Brinker, Francis N.D.. Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions. Sandy, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998, p. 71.
3.Johnson ES, Kadam NP, Hylands DM, Hylands PJ. Efficacy of feverfew as prophylactic treatment of migraine. Br Med J 1985;291:56973.
4.Palevitch D, Earon G, Carasso R. Feverfew(Tanacetum parthenium) as a prophylactic treatment for migraine: A double-blind placebo-controlled study. Phytother Res 1997;11:50811.
5.Murphy JJ, Heptinstall S, Mitchell JRA. Randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial of feverfew in migraine prevention. Lancet 1988;2:18992.
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