Posted by Kevin (220.127.116.11) on July 29, 2000 at 18:19:51:
My mom sent me an article from a magazine (she didn't know which one). I am posting the article with the hope that it may help someone. I am copying the text, sorry if I am breaking copyright laws....
Migrane and Chronic Headache Prevention
Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
Uses: Prevention of migranes and cluster headaches-it's not useful for treating a headache once it starts.
How much to take: Fresh herb, one leaf; fresh dried herb, 300-mg tablet; fresh plant tincture 1:5, 40 drops; tableted standardized extract, a dose providing the equivalent of 0.25 to 0.50 mg parthenolide.
How often: One dose every morning.
How long: Remission should begin after 2 months of use. If there has been no improvement after 4 months, discontinue use. The herb can be used indefinitely, though after 2 years, some people no longer find it neccessary.
Warning: In rare instances, it can cause mouth ulcers.
Drug interactions: None none.
How to buy: Since traditional drying destroys the active constituent of feverfew, only buy tinctures made from fresh leaf or tablet/capsules made from freeze-dried leaf.
The expert says: In my experience, many lifetime headache sufferers have found permanent relief with this herb.
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