Early studies suggest that feverfew may be useful for preventing migraines. However, further research is needed to confirm that the supplement is indeed effective and safe for this and other uses. It is important to remember that feverfew is classified as a supplement, not a drug, and is, therefore, less strictly regulated than drugs. This means that it can be marketed without being shown to be safe or effective.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. National Institutes of Health. Herbs at a glance: Feverfew (December 2006). NCCAM Web site. http://nccam.nih.gov/health/feverfew/. Accessed January 2, 2008.
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