What is Swanson Superior Herbs Feverfew Extract?
First of all, what a great name, right? It’s only a shame that the name Feverfew is actually a fallacy. A misnomer given to the plant as an indication of how its discoverers completely misunderstood its most relevant purpose.
From the plant Tanacetum parthenium comes Swanson Superior Herbs Feverfew Extract. A plant which, upon discovery by the ancient Romans (who knew it as febrifugia) was wrongly administered to treat fevers. This medicinal error continued for some time and obviously the name stuck, but it was actually the Greek physician Dioscorides who first documented the Feverfew as an anti-inflammatory (a use it certainly still retains today).
- Works as an anti-inflammatory
- Can soothe ongoing migraines
- Actually no use for curing fevers
Growing from a bush that reaches up to around 18 inches high, the flowers of this plant boast citrus scented leaves and look remarkably similar to the common daisy. The plants spread without prejudice and grow abundantly in clusters across open meadows and fields. To add romance to mystery, this herbal healer is also known by the delightfully twee and elegant variations ‘bachelor’s buttons’ and ‘featherfew’.
Swanson Superior Herbs Feverfew Extract is standardised to 0.7% parthenolide concentration for guaranteed herbal potency in each capsule.
What is Swanson Superior Herbs Feverfew Extract used for?
We already know that Swanson Superior Herbs Feverfew Extract isn’t an antipyretic, as deemed, it won’t cure your fever, so what can it do?
One of the great things about the Feverfew plant is that unlike many other herbal treatments, pretty much the whole of the plant can be used for its health benefits. In the case of Swanson Superior Herbs Feverfew Extract, it is only the leaf which has been used.
Researchers have discovered, hidden inside the plant, a substance known as parthenolide. It is this chemical which is known to help relieve spasms in smooth muscle tissue. Combined with its notoriety as a strong anti-inflammatory and some would argue that you have the perfect storm. These processes are now thought to give Swanson Superior Herbs Feverfew Extract its most potent ability, the ability to fight migraines.
First coming to popularity in the 1980s, studies began to flood in to uncover the true analgesic power of the Feverfew plant. The results were conclusive. In a survey of 270 people who suffered from migraines in the UK, over 70% of them experienced a reduction in pain after taking a regular dose of Feverfew.
Swanson Superior Herbs Feverfew Extract is standardised to a minimum of 0.5% parthenolides to ensure that the blood vessels to your brain are clear and unclogged, leaving your mind free from the troubles associated with migraines.
What is the recommended dosage of Swanson Superior Herbs Feverfew Extract?
To be taken as a dietary supplement. Take one capsule per day with water.
If you are already on other medication or suffer from any pre-existing conditions which you believe may contradict this supplement then ALWAYS seek advice from a physician before taking.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Do not take if the outer seal is broken or damaged upon purchase.
WARNING: Do not take this product if you are pregnant or nursing. Discontinue use if you experience oral discomfort or skin irritation.