This plant is unapologetically cute and remarkably useful. The medicinal benefits of feverfew have been recorded as early as the 1st century in Athens. Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew) is said to be named after a worker who fell from the Parthenon during construction and was treated with the herb.
Feverfew is known to help:
-Migraines and headaches
-Stress and anxiety
-Minor skin irritations
NOTE: Feverfew bought at your typical florist is grown for beauty and is not meant for human consumption. Do not self-medicate with feverfew. It should not be taken by pregnant women, avoided by people with certain allergies to daisies, and not used by anyone taking blood-thinning drugs, as it can affect clotting rates. The leaves can also cause mouth ulcers.