This herb is stimulating and is good for hysteric complaints, and many other disorders common to females. It promotes the passage of urine, and removes obstructions in those parts. (1)
This plant resembles Chamomile very much in appearance. As a remedial agent the flowers, usually given in infusion, will be found serviceable in relieving suppressed or painful menstruation brought about by exposure to cold. (2)
Feverfew is a diffusive, mildly stimulating and relaxing and influencing the skin, nervous system, the circulation and the genito-urinary organs.
In hot infusion it is diaphoretic and is excellent in equalizing the circulation and relieving the head, brain and nerves of pressure and excitement. So in pleuritis it relieves the hyperaemia present and reduces the inflammatory excitement. In parturition by equalizing the circulation the pains become more regular, the contractions firmer and the rigid os uteri relieved of its tensity. In cases where the menses are suppressed from cold it quickly relieves the hyperaemia present and the flow assumes its normal condition. Its influence upon the circulation tends towards the surface and with proper hepatics it assists in relieving the circulation of impurities, especially in uraemia and cholaemia. It is a superior tonic to the stomach, relieving hyperaemic conditions of the mucous membrane, and is serviceable in colic, flatulence, eructations and general indigestion. With proper hepatics it assists in the relief of engorged liver, whether it be from congestion or inflammation. In bronchitis and pneumonia it dispels hyperaemia and tones the mucous membrane. In hysteria it relieves the nerves as well as the circulation. In puerperal fever it does its work well, but at times needs more stimulation. In combination with Cactus it is excellent for the nervous, unstrung condition resulting from the use of tobacco or liquor.
In hot fomentation this herb may be applied with good results over the lungs, stomach or abdomen in cases of either congestion or inflammation. (3)
The dose of the tincture is from one to two drachms. It can be used with hot water to act as an infusion, or can be taken in cold water.