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Posted by Professor Onionhead ( on October 01, 1999 at 14:36:16:

In Reply to: Sansert posted by Bob P on October 01, 1999 at 10:13:35:

Sorry to correct you Bob, but feverfew is actually from the chrysanthemum family. You were close, I know they look similar. Feverfew is a flower with small white petals very much like a daisy. It has been in use since the 17th century.
It has been reported that "feverfew's success in preventing migraines may be due to it's accumulative effect in slowly reducing the smooth muscle spasms, implicated in many forms of migraine".
It gets it's name from being an old remedy for fever. (Not used for such any more, but as an infusion is used as a sedative, a tonic for the appetite, and to relieve muscle spasms.
As a preventative for clusters, definitely worth a try.
ps: I grow them in my garden, they are sort of pretty, but they smell similar to skunk and the leaves taste about the same (you get used to it)

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