Feverfew Flower Extract

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Feverfew is a perennial compositae that has been cultivated as a medicinal herb for many years. It is used for inflammation of the skin, calming of nervousness, treatment of meteorism and colics, and for prevention of migraines.
The efficacy may correlate with its sesquiterpene lactone contect. The primary allergen is parthenolide. 



Tanacetum parthenium
Bachelor's buttons
Midsummer Daisy



Herbal medicines





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Rodriguez, E., W.L. Epstein, and J.C. Mitchell, The role of sesquiterpene lactones in contact hypersensitivity to some North and South American species of feverfew (Parthenium-Compositae). Contact Dermatitis, 1977. 3(3): p. 155-62.


Hausen, B.M., [Occupational contact allergy to feverfew Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Schultz-Bip.; Asteraceae]. Dermatosen in Beruf und Umwelt. Occupational & Environmental Dermatoses, 1981. 29(1): p. 18-21.


Fernandez de Corres, L., Contact dermatitis from Frullania, Compositae and other plants. Contact Dermatitis, 1984. 11(2): p. 74-9.


Schmidt, R.J. and T. Kingston, Chrysanthemum dermatitis in South Wales; diagnosis by patch testing with feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) extract. Contact Dermatitis, 1985. 13(2): p. 120-1.


Paulsen, E., K.E. Andersen, and B.M. Hausen, Compositae dermatitis in a Danish dermatology department in one year (I). Results of routine patch testing with the sesquiterpene lactone mix supplemented with aimed patch testing with extracts and sesquiterpene lactones of Compositae plants. Contact Dermatitis, 1993. 29(1): p. 6-10.


Lovell, C.R., Plants and the Skin. 1993, London: Blackwell Scientific Publications.






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