…………..studied it against two human breast cancer and one human cervical cancer cell line. “Feverfew…extract inhibited the growth of all three types of cancer cells,” they wrote.

Resent 15 June 2010January 20, 2007Feverfew [Tanacetum parthenium ][Chrysanthemum parthenium]Today I will write you some very interesting facts-and far more than that- about a remarkable herb, called feverfew. You will be able to find a lot about it on the Internet of course, but I want to write to you about a few less-known aspects, such as the remarkable anti-cancer effect of this herb. Let’s start with some history: England 1978: Mrs Jenkins cured a life-long migraine headache after 10 months by using 3 leaves of feverfew daily.

This got to the news media and extensive research started in a London migraine clinic and all over the world, also in Israel.

I was so lucky to know Prof.Dan Palevitch -z.l.- personally some 20 years ago [now much longer ago]] who supplied a few “herbal” doctors with the herb for migraine patients and who did research in Israel with feverfew.In fact, it is interesting to notice that there is nothing new under the sun; Culpepper wrote already in this famous “Complete Herbal” in the 17 the century [in old English]“It is very effectual for all pains in the head coming of cold cause, the herb being bruised and applied to the crown of the head”

But Culpepper’s observations were forgotten. Feverfew can be very effective in migraine but also may do nothing for certain patients. A well-known herbalist of our days, Simon Mills observed that people who are helped by applying local heat when they have a migraine may benefit from feverfew for a migraine, whereas if a migraine gets some better by cold, then Feverfew will not work for that patient and it will be better to avoid it.

A most interesting observation, something one often finds in homoeopathy: the physician may ask: does this or that get better or worse by heat or cold?? According to this, he may decide about as certain homoeopathic remedy.I have personally also experience with feverfew in the treatment of delayed/absent menstruation [in non-pregnant women]. The main thing, however, I want to mention today is the new research done with feverfew.

I quote now some information brought by Ralph Moss , a well-known cancer researcher: What is particularly exciting is that this feverfew extract is the first agent known to destroy myeloid leukaemia at the level of the stem cells. 

Increasingly, cancer research is homing in on these primordial cells as the source of cancer. An increasing number of scientists believe that unless the cancer is attacked at this level, it can rarely be controlled, much less cured……… The scientists studied it against two human breast cancer and one human cervical cancer cell line. “Feverfew…extract inhibited the growth of all three types of cancer cells,” they wrote. Of four feverfew components, parthenolide showed the highest inhibitory effect, although the other compounds work in concert with it in inhibiting cancer.[end quotations]We have an excellent feverfew formula in Israel[alas not anymore], maybe one of the best in the world. Ask for “ben-chartzit” [feverfew] produced in Israel in a health food shop/pharmacy.

If you decide to use feverfew for more severe diseases, then please consult a doctor who may guide you or give him this article to look at.