Traditionally Used To Relieve And Prevent Migraines
Supports Blood Vessel Tone
Harvested At Peak Potency
Easy To Swallow Cap
The most effective natural supplement used to treat migraines is the herb feverfew. Feverfew has been clinically proven in many studies to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines in about 75% or people who use it. Most people who take feverfew get fewer migraines, and when they do get them, they are much less severe. It’s thought that feverfew contains substances that cause relaxation of smooth muscle tissue that surrounds arteries of the body. By relaxing the arteries in the brain, the active ingredients in feverfew can reduce the spasms that are the primary cause of migraines.
The uterus also contains smooth muscle therefore feverfew can also relieve menstrual cramps. Feverfew also acts as an anti-inflammatory, by inhibiting the production of chemicals that cause inflammation, and as a blood thinner, by inhibiting the clotting of platelets. Feverfew is used to treat inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and colitis.
Most feverfew supplements are made of encapsulated dried herb, tincture or loose herb. Better quality supplements are standardized which is an assurance that the product contains feverfew and has some active properties. Feverfew may be found in formulas for migraine relief or inflammation.
Feverfew is not helpful if it is taken only during acute migraine attacks. It may take several weeks of using feverfew before migraines are relieved and a one-month minimum trial is recommended. Abrupt discontinuation of feverfew may result in rebound headaches, nervousness, insomnia, joint pain or stiffness. These symptoms are temporary.
Due to feverfew’s blood thinning properties individuals with active bleeding, blood clotting disorders or those who use blood thinners, anti-inflammatories or aspirin containing products should use caution when taking feverfew. For the same reason, stop using feverfew 2 weeks prior to surgery or dental procedures. Feverfew may stimulate menstruation and should not be used in pregnancy. Feverfew is in the same plant family as ragweed therefore individuals with ragweed allergies should not use feverfew.
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