Chrysanthemum parthenium or Tanacetum parthenium
Short lived perennial with pretty yellow and white daisy-like flowers. Medicinal plant most associated with the treatment of fevers and migraine headaches, it has a long history of use in traditional and folk medicine, especially among Greek and early European herbalists. It has also been used for psoriasis, allergies, asthma, tinnitus, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting and contains multiple properties, such as anticancer, anti-inflammatory, cardiotonic, antispasmodic, and emmenagogue. It really is remarkably effective at preventing migraine headaches – make a tea from the flowers or just chew on a leaf.
Feverfew can also be used to make an insecticidal tea to spray on the garden, but make sure you do it in the evening when there are no bees around.
Height to 100cm. Certified organic plant.