Native to the Balkans, this perennial herb is often used in tea to help treat fever, aches and pains, inflammation and migraines. It also has a mild tranquillising affect.
Feverfew tea is made by adding some leaves of the plant, along with mint, to boiling water. The tea should be consumed a couple of times a day. There can be some side affects and the plant should not be consumed by pregnant women.
This small, bushy herb has small yellow and white daisy-like flowers that are produced over most of the year.
It is not a culinary plant but it has excellent companion plant properties and encourages an array of beneficial insects into the garden. It also has insecticide properties and can be used as a flea rinse for pets.
The plant will enjoy a full sun to part shade position in well drained, reasonably moist soil and should grow to about 50cm high by 40cm wide.