Feverfew’s pain-easing effect is said to come from a biochemical called parthenolides, which combat the widening of blood vessels that occurs in migraines. It may even be more effective than other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.
Research shows that consuming feverfew reduces the frequency of migraine headaches and headache symptoms, including pain, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and noise.
Calms Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in the hands and feet. An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues. Feverfew is thought to hinder the production of prostaglandins the hormone-like substances that cause pain and inflammation.
Feverfew is a potent anti-inflammatory that’s particularly effective at calming redness.
Studies have shown that it may help reduce damaged skin cells and inflammation, in addition to helping relieve dermatitis and improve the appearance of the skin.
Prevents Blood Clots
Research indicates that feverfew may have antithrombotic potential. As an antithrombotic agent, it can help prevent clots from forming and growing — and hence reduce the risk of death from heart attack or stroke!