Tanacetum Parthenium Anti-migraine
Author : Alexis ROGER
Are you subjected to frequent migraines?
Migraine is a persistent headache that usually occurs on one side of the head, often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
This disease affects more women (two women for each man).
Are you used to taking aspirin or ibuprofen to relieve pain? Unfortunately until now, migraine treatments are essentially symptomatic. More and more often people are looking for a natural background treatment to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines. Partenio can certainly do an excellent service in this sense. Let's see how:
General information about Tanacetum Parthenium
Tanacetum parthenium and Chrysanthemum parthenium are two botanical names used to designate feverfew.
It has been used for centuries in Europe as a remedy for headaches, migraines, arthritis, pain and fever. Because the Partenio was recognized for centuries as a remedy against febrifuge (which lowers fever), the English called it "feverfew".
In the 80s it was very popular in Britain and used as an alternative medicine for migraine. Its tops and leaves are generally used.
Properties and active substances of Feverfew
Feverfew contains various known components: an essential oil, flavonoids and sesquiterpene lactones whose main molecule is parthenolide.
Migraine (the main symptom of which is pain) is most often the result of contractions and dilatations of blood vessels in the brain due to the excess release of a neurotransmitter called serotonin. Discontinuation of serotonin levels depends on various factors such as stress, blood sugar, hormone levels in women and certain foods.
Parthenol contained in the flowers and leaves of feverfew is an active ingredient that works by decreasing the action of some neurotransmitters on the small blood vessels of the brain. Therefore, Parthenolide acts as and would be effective in preventing migraine attacks.
Some scientific studies have shown that some components of feverfew also inhibit platelet aggregation and have anti-inflammatory properties.
Many naturopaths recommend a three-month treatment based on this plant to alleviate the frequency and intensity of migraines and headaches.
Keep in mind that feverfew seems equally effective in reducing the intensity of menstrual pain, reducing fever and alleviating arthritis and rheumatism.
Side effects and warnings against feverfew
No significant side effects have been reported (very rare digestive disorders, nausea, allergies and symptoms of nervousness).
The therapeutic use of Feverfew is not recommended for pregnant women (this can trigger uterine contractions), lactating women and children under two years of age.
Conclusion on the use of feverfew or Tanacetum Parthenium
Experience shows that it takes six to eight weeks for the effects to be fully felt. This does not in any way hide the fabulous anti-migraine properties of feverfew.
It is an excellent basic therapy for migraine and has the advantage of not causing the adverse effects associated with taking anti-inflammatory drugs.
Other natural methods
5-HTP is an amino acid that our body produces from tryptophan. It turns into the brain into serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays a fundamental role in regulating mood, anxiety, appetite and sleep.
Several clinical studies attest to its effectiveness in the fight against depression, migraine and chronic headaches, muscle pain and stiffness associated with anxiety, anxiety and panic attacks ... without side effects.