Plant of the Month: Tanacetum parthenium (Feverfew) – November 2017
Nov 2017 – Tanacetum parthenium
Bodhi Garden Plant of the Month: Feverfew
Appearance: a composite plant growing with daisy-like flowers. The stem is finely furrowed and hairy, about 2 feet high; the leaves alternate, downy with short hairs.
Plant Use: The feverfew herb has been used as an herbal remedy since Dioscorides in78 A.D. Feverfew was used to treat headaches, menstrual irregularities, stomachaches and all types of fevers.
Preparations: Infusion, tincture, decoction, topically
Gardening Tips: Feverfew is a perennial, and herbaceous in habit. It does not need too much attention. Feverfew does great in well-drained, with waterings every few days. Dappled shade is best in Florida. This plant does like to sprawl.