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feverfew plants for migraines

Postby devondumpling » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:43 am

Suffered for years with migraine, but thought I'd finally grown out of it - wrong, it's back with a vengeance. Whilst in England, I had prescribed medication until I found there was something in it which youngsters were getting hooked on, then heard about Feverfew. The plants grow wild in hedgerows, but some folks have them in gardens. After a few months of eating three leaves each day, I noticed migraines getting fewer and less severe. Eventually, they virtually disappeared. I do wish I'd brought some of the plants with me! I know I can get seeds, but does anyone have plants from which I could beg cuttings? Bulgarian word for Feverfew is вратига

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Postby Moscow_Wolf » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:59 am

According to Google, they look like this: -

http://www.gardenguides.com/img-old/herbs/art/feverfew.jpg

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Postby devondumpling » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:16 am

I know what they look like, Petal, I just want some!!!!

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Postby Moscow_Wolf » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:20 am

devondumpling wrote:I know what they look like, Petal, I just want some!!!!


Wasn't meant for you, it was for the rest of us that have never heard of this plant so that we might say, 'oh, I have that growing everywhere'. Unfortunately, I don't, but if you want some HEMP............ :wink:

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Postby devondumpling » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:41 am

Well, if I can't get the feverfew, maybe I'll try some of your hemp! What does it do?

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Postby leedarkwood » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:13 am

According to Flowers of Greece and the Balkans, feverfew is common throughout this region. However I can't find it in my Bulgarian herbal which surprises me. I would suggest you inquire by the latin name Tanacetum parthenium at a drugaria, a herbal chemist shop. I have found they usually have a handbook listing latin to Bulgarian names there.

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Postby gimlet » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:41 pm

You can buy sticks of the stuff here, probably safer than using the leaves of the wild plant

http://apteka.framar.bg/30001818/%D0%B2 ... z1iIuM2mNo

In powdered form it gets rid of fleas and bedbugs and has been known to kill rats.

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Postby lyn » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:58 pm

gimlet wrote:You can buy sticks of the stuff here, probably safer than using the leaves of the wild plant

http://apteka.framar.bg/30001818/%D0%B2 ... z1iIuM2mNo

In powdered form it gets rid of fleas and bedbugs and has been known to kill rats.


That doesn't look like feverfew. The feverfew that I know is a white daisy type plant.

Lee, you have something that looks like it in your garden. I meant to check it out!

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Postby westwitch » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:28 pm

I think this is what you probably need until you can grow some plants of your own.

http://zdrave.framar.bg/%D1%82%D1%8A%D1 ... parthenium

The link Gimlet posted was for french marigolds possibly.

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Postby gimlet » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:58 pm

The link Gimlet posted was for french marigolds possibly


It was for вратига, which is what OP asked about. However, that seems to translate as tansy, which is related to feverfew but probably not feverfew.

They are both close to chrysanthemum, which is the basis of many insecticides under the name pyrethrum. I should treat with caution!


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