Review on feverfew, a valuable medicinal plant

Pourianezhad, Farzaneh. and Tahmasebi, Sara. and Nikfar, Somayeh. and Mirhoseini, Mahmoud. and Abdusi, Vahid. (2016) Review on feverfew, a valuable medicinal plant. Journal of Herbmed Pharmacology, 5.


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Background and Aims: Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is a valuable medicinal plant from Asteraceae family with various pharmacological and therapeutic properties. In this article we reviewed the various aspects of feverfew including botanical characteristics, cultivation and production and medicinal and clinical uses.Material and Methods: Google Scholar, PubMed, EBSCO, Directory of open access journals (DOAJ), EMBASE, and Web of Science were searched using the keywords feverfew and parthenolide. Results: The essential oil of feverfew is frequently used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Parthenolide is the most important active component of feverfew that is used for the treatment of a wide variety of diseases such as fever, migraine headache, and rheumatoid arthritis.Conclusion:  Feverfew has several positive clinical uses and has the potential to be considered as a new drug for the treatment of some diseases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medicinal,plant,Feverfew,Parthenolide
Subjects: QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Herbmed Pharmacology
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2017 09:16
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 07:56

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