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Related to pyrethrum parthenium: Tanacetum parthenium
Daisy-like cute flower with stubby short white petals around yellow center. Leaves are most common part used (fresh or dry), but whole plant is edible. Famous for stopping migraine headaches. Helps body release serotonin to feel good. Chew leaves or make tea for migraines, colds, fever, arthritis, regulate menses, relaxes, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, vasodilator. Use in foot bath for sore feet. Sedative properties make it great for relaxing uptight, hysterical, nervous people. Great for relaxing breathing problems and wheezing. Some people may have mild allergic reactions. Do not take while pregnant.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz