Tanacetum vulgare

Nota de alcance (en)

Origins: Roadsides or borders of fields.

Uses: the herb has been used as an anthelmentic, emmenagogue, and stomachic.

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This plant originated in southeastern Europe and was brought to North America for its medicinal qualities. As its name implies, the flowers and leaves are able to make a fever go away (“it maketh a fever fugitive”), and the pioneers used feverfew tea to relieve fever, colds, and headache. The herb may help in arthritis. Feverfew is especially useful in treating and preventing migraine headaches. Although some recommend migraine sufferers eat a “feverfew sandwich” (two fresh leaves on a piece of bread) daily as a means of preventing migraine headaches, eating fresh leaves can cause mouth sores. Using capsules or pills may be preferable. It has been used since ancient times to promote menstruation, in difficult births, and to expel the afterbirth. Feverfew does have strong effects on the uterus and should not be used during pregnancy. It should not be taken by patients being treated with warfarin or other “blood thinners,” because it also interferes with coagulation.
Toxicity:
eating fresh leaves can cause mouth sores. Using capsules or pills may be preferable.
 Feverfew does have strong effects on the uterus and should not be used during pregnancy.
It should not be taken by patients being treated with warfarin or other “blood thinners,” because it also interferes with coagulation

Part used::
Leaves

Origin:
Europe

Nota de alcance

PARTE UTILIZADA= Used part: Flores, hojas y tallos, raíces.

ACCIÓN FARMACOLÓGICA= Pharmacological action: Vermífugo, emenagogo, calmante.

EFECTOS ADVERSOS Y/O TOXICOLOGÍA= Adverse effects and toxicology: Durante el embarazo.

POSOLOGÍA= Posology: Contra los dolores de miembros contusionados. Aplicar las hojas frescas en forma de cataplasma sobre las partes afectadas varias veces al día. Actúan calmando los dolores.

COMPOSICIÓN QUÍMICA= Chemical composition: Aceite esencial volátil (compueto por b-tuyona, alcanfor, borneol y terpeno), tanacetina.

ZONA GEOGRÁFICA= Geografical zone: Caminos de Santiago

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Partes aéreas

Efecto: anti-migrañoso, febrífugo , anti-inflamatorio.

Precaución: no administrar durante el embarazo, usar con control médico durante la lactancia. No tomar en conjunto con anticoagulantes, aspirina y ginkgo biloba. Puede producir dermatitis de contacto. Para que se manifiesten sus efectos puede ser necesario usarla diariamente por 2 a 3 meses. Las hojas frescas en contacto directo pueden causar ulceras bucales, dolor abdominal o pérdida del gusto.
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Enfermedad o síntoma
Dolor de estómago - Dolor de hígado - Menstruación

Parte utilizada
Hoja

Forma de preparación
Infusión

Modo de administración
Vía oral

Origen
Tucumán, Argentina

Nota bibliográfica

1) ALFARO, Txumari, Plantas y remedios naturales de los caminos de santiago. Barcelona: B.S.A. 2008, p. 218.

2) A guide to medicinal plants of  Appalachia/ Krochmal, Arnold; Walter, Russel S.; Doughty, Richard M.: USA: U.S.D.A Forest Service:,1959

3) Hierbas medicinales/ Chile. Ministerio de Agricultura.  p.64

4) Hull, Kathleen; Photog. Hull, Meredith /Indiana Medical History Museum: Guide to the Medicinal Plant Garden./ USA: Indiana Medical History Museum. 2010. -- p. 58.

5) Ceballos, Sergio J.; Perea Mario C./ Boletín Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Plantas Medicinales y Aromáticas, vol 13, no 1, 2014. - p. 47 - 68

Tanacetum vulgare
Término aceptado: 09-May-2013