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Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium) Essential Oil

Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium) Essential Oil

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Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name : Chrysanthemum parthenium
English Name : Fever few
French Name : Grande camomille
Family : Asteraceae
Origin : Canada

History and Origin

Fever few is a perennial plant growing wild in Europe and Asia. The generic name means « golden flower ». It
belongs to a genus that includes approximately 140 species. It likes all kinds of soils but doesn’t stand seaside environment. On the medicinal level, it is increasingly famous owing to the many studies that have been led since 1970. Those researches reveal that feverfew is particularly useful to treat some types of migraine headache, rheumatisms and arthritis. The oil can also be used to treat external bruises.
The Amerindians use it to bathe swollen feet (Cherokee) as well as to treat rheumatisms
(Mahuna).

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Aerial part
Extraction : Steam distillation
Main Components : Camphre, (E)-acétate de chrysanthényle, camphène, (E)- B-farnésène
Oil Characteristics : Pale yellow transparent liquid with a flowery and camphoric aroma.
Properties : Antiecchymotic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, aperient, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, vasodilatator, vermifuge, uterine stimulant
Indications : Headache++, migraine++, arthritis+, rheumatisms++, and bruises+

Energetic and Emotional Effect

Fever few has an action on the sixth chakra, for inspiration, with a resonance on the
second chakra. Its energetic color is purple, in relation to the frontal chakra.

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Uses

Perfumery

 Feverfew oil is used in perfumery.

Safety Data and Contraindications

  • Non toxic
  • Non irritant
  • Use carefully in pregnant women because of its uterine stimulating action

Chromatography

Documentation and References

  • La Flore Laurentienne
  • Native American Ethnobotany 
  • Plants For a Future: http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Tanacetum+parthenium