Often times we simply just look at flowers. We admire their beauty and grace, and never stop to think of what more they might be able to offer. Many flowers that are commonly found in bouquets are also edible or have been used for medicinal purposes*. Sometimes they are mistaken for weeds or wildflowers. These flowers are frequently found in flower beds as well as florists’ shops.
Feverfew is known by many names and is a relative of the chrysanthemum. This delicate, white flower looks similar to a daisy and may be mistaken for a common weed. They grow in barren places outdoors, but can also be grown indoors or found in gardens. They can become invasive.
Feverfew has been used for hundreds of years to treat migraines. The leaves can be eaten directly, but are said to be bitter or can be brewed into a tea. Feverfew also has anti-inflammatory properties and has been used to treat arthritis, allergies, and insect bites.