Feverfew: Headaches & Migraines

Feverfew
So what’s the deal with Feverfew for headaches & migraines?

If you ask an herbalist, or anyone that is familiar with herbal remedies, this herb quickly comes up when you mention these issues. The reason it is so widely used is simple. When you take Feverfew it helps to relax the tightened blood vessels that cause these types of head pain.

Years ago I discovered this amazing herb and included it in a Headache Tonic I make. What a great addition it was! Everyone who tries the formula is always shocked and amazed at how well it works. There are other herbs in it of course, but the Feverfew really takes it to the next level.

One of the things I stress to people when taking this herb is to take it right away if you feel a headache or a migraine coming on. Like many of us, I tend to think if I just wait a little bit it will get better or go away. And every time I let it go on, it inevitably gets worse. So don’t be a hero. Take the Feverfew. You’ll thank me later. If by chance you can’t get to it in time, it will still work. It’s just going to take a little longer. I notice that if I don’t nip it in the bud, I see some noticeable relief in about 20-30 minutes.

And Feverfew isn’t just for head pain. It’s an herb I take with me as part of my medicine kit when I travel. Its anti-inflammatory, a digestive bitter, it helps with dizziness, and can be used for painful menstrual cycles. It does it all!

You will want to be careful though, as Feverfew does have several contraindications.

If you are pregnant or on blood thinning medications it’s best to avoid this particular herbal remedy. For sensitive individuals it has been found that eating the raw herb can cause mouth ulcers. If you notice anything abnormal occurring, discontinue use immediately. And as always, check with your healthcare provider before starting a new herbal regimen.

Its also important to note that if you have a previous head injury or trauma, this herb may not be helpful with the headaches you’re experiencing. This is because the root cause is different. And in my experience it has not been able to give people the relief they are typically looking for.

Otherwise, give Feverfew a try! I initially started using it for headaches and over the years I have discovered it does so much more. It’s a fantastic little herb to have at home in your apothecary. I hope you have your own amazing experiences with it and learn to love it as much as I do.

*As always please check with your doctor before starting any new herbal regimen. These statements and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. If you have a health concern or condition, consult a physician. Always consult a medical doctor before modifying your diet, using any new product, drug, supplement, or doing any new exercises.