Chrysanthemum Parthenium, also known as Feverfew, is a flowering plant from the daisy or Asteraceae family. It grows throughout Europe, North and South America. It is a medicinal plant traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory agent to alleviate a wide range of conditions ranging from fevers and migraine headaches to menstrual and labor pain.
Modern-day literature supports the use of feverfew as an anti-inflammatory and helps the body respond to pain and other stimuli. Feverfew has been shown to inhibit the activity of prostaglandin (PG) synthetase, which stops arachidonic acid conversion into inflammatory PGs, mast cell degranulation, and the subsequent release of histamine, serotonin and other inflammatory cytokines.
- Country of origin: China
- Part used: Herb tops / leaves Extract ratio 10:1 (1.8 – 2% parthenolide)
- Solvent for extraction: 70% ethanol
- Stored form: Powder