Flower of the Day: Feverfew Daisy

I prefer native perennial flowers in general, but this flower originally from Eurasia still has a place in my heart. Feverfew is a traditional healing plant used since the time of the ancient Greeks. The dried plant was used as an anti-inflammatory and to combat headaches. Modern doctors did not use the plant in medicines until recently, when they discovered that it contains a chemical that is good to prevent migraines.

Feverfew Daisy Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

May your fevers be few! ¡Olé! –Rebecca

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Rebecca Cuningham

18 thoughts on “Flower of the Day: Feverfew Daisy

  1. You’ve have captured these flowers in a way that shows them off so well, much more graceful than the plants in my garden. I wonder if I gave them more prominence would they feel like showing their better side to me? I have them planted in the herb garden. Perhaps they are feeling slighted.

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  2. Interesting – the ancients had some wonderful and effective remedies that are unknown or ignored by modern medicine! The good thing is that the ancient Greeks wrote these remedies down, so they can still be used and improved on by modern medicine.

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      1. That’s a great way to learn; right in your yard. I hope you continue to make new insights about your garden. My mom is a herbal and plant root enthusiast, and it seems I inherited her interest.
        Hope you are having a good week so far and happy exploring new plants!

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