Have you heard of Feverfew tea? Me neither. So I’m happy to present today’s guest blogger, Vineetha Reddy, with her introduction to a little known tea!
Feverfew, also known as Tanacetum parthenium, bachelor’s buttons or featherfew, is a medicinal herb that has been used for centuries for treating a variety of problems. While it is most prominently known for the treatment of migraines, it also offers a whole lot of other benefits.
Feverfew is now gaining popularity among tea drinkers and especially with health nuts, as the leaves are infused with all the natural goodness of the herb. This process of making tea out of the herb has also made it more accessible to people.
Below, we’ve listed five of the most incredible benefits that this tea has to offer. Keep reading to find out how just a cup a day of this tea can positively affect your life.
1. Chronic Stress Reliever
Anyone who has suffered from anxiety or stress will tell you how extremely challenging and unpleasant experience it can be. However, feverfew can be considered a natural aid for this problem. Consumption of feverfew tea during stressful periods can keep you calm and in control.
Feverfew has anti-inflammatory properties. For people afflicted with arthritis or chronic joint pains, regular consumption of feverfew will help ease the pain and lead to healthier joints.
3. Migraine Reliever:
Perhaps the most famous benefit of feverfew is its effectiveness in reducing headaches and migraines. It does this by preventing build-ups in capillaries and blood vessels. By relieving the stress placed on these vessels, feverfew helps get rid of headaches and migraines instantly.
4. Fever Prevention and Treatment:
Another common use of feverfew has been to help prevent and get rid of fevers. It helps your body perspire more, meaning you release all the unhealthy toxins from your body. When combined with its anti-inflammatory properties, you can see why drinking a cup of this a day is a very good idea.
5. Healthy Heart
Feverfew can prevent the production of prostaglandins, which are responsible for increasing blood pressure, in your blood stream. It also prevents blockages from developing. Because this results in lowered blood pressure, your cardiovascular system is in better health. This reduces the chances of heart attacks and atherosclerosis.
- Parthenolide present in feverfew has been shown to induce apoptosis in certain cancer cells, destroying them and preventing them from spreading.
- It can help improve skin health; studies are ongoing as to the extent of its use in this field.
- It can also help with menstrual irregularities, nausea, dizziness, and even asthma.
- A word of caution, pregnant women are recommended to stay away from it. Studies are currently being carried out to gauge its effects on pregnancy.
Wow! Were you aware of just how many benefits this wonder herb has? A cup of this tea early in the morning will ensure you stay healthy.
About the Author
Vineetha Reddy is a regular practitioner and adviser of everything related to health, fitness and yoga. I also have begun to write and contribute to this knowledge ecosystem. I strongly believe that the organic food you find in your pantry provides the best benefits for good health. Follow me for my best ideas and solutions: Twitter and Facebook.