Until the late 1970s, feverfew was discredited as a healing herb. In The Herb Book, John Lust summarized most herbalists' feelings: "Feverfew has fallen into considerable disuse. Its name no longer fits. It is also hard to find, even at herb outlets."
Now feverfew is hot. Recent studies show it's remarkably effective at preventing migraine headaches.
FEVER A MISNOMER
Many sources claim the name feverfew comes from the Latin febrifugia, meaning "driver out of fevers." They also say it's been used since ancient times to treat fever. They're wrong on both counts.