At the beginning of the year I did a post about making Feverfew Tincture for my migraines. I hadn’t had any all year and after I had made it I put it in the bathroom cupboard and never brought it out again until 3 days ago. I was having a most awful day with my Fibromyalgia, sore shoulder, jaw, hip, elbow – all my right side ached. I happened across an article about Feverfew being a good anti-inflammatory, especially good for not only migraines (it’s great!) but also for arthritis etc. I tried it, it’s not nice but certainly not revolting and it worked better than anything on the market I have ever taken. Within an hour after taking 2 tsp alot of my pain had subsided and it hasn’t come back nearly so badly after taking 6 tsp of the tincture a day (double the recommended) So, I thought I would share this again today with the instructions and find a bit more information to go with it.
Method: Take 300 grams of feverfew plant and cover with vodka. Leave for two weeks shaking daily. After 2 weeks remove the Feverfew squeezing all the liquid out, cap and store in dark place. Take 3 tsp a day.
Feverfew can also be drunk as a tea of boiling water over fresh leaves or as I used to have it, in a salad sandwich. Feverfew capsules can be purchased from health stores but the plants are cheap to buy and self seed with abandon, our grows in all sorts of nooks and crannies. I used to take in for the terribles migraines I used to get every few days but they disappeared completely after many years.
More can be found about Feverfew and it’s uses as a tonic for nervous complaints, migraines, arthritis, sore feet and as a pyrethrum rich insect repellent in this article at Altnature. Also here at Natural News. Feverfew should not be used by pregnant woman and I am not a qualified herbalist – and it nearly goes without saying of course any herb should be researched before use!