Feverfew is a daisy-like perennial that hails from southeastern Europe. The latin name Tanacetum comes from anthanasis meaning “immortal” which refers to the long llfe of the flowers while the species name parthenium comes from the greek parthenonos. This reference the fact that this was once dedicated to the Greek goddess, Athena. As such this herb was often used in perfumes and in some magical traditions to spirtually cleanse a room or person.
Though not generally considered to be a good source of food, it is used to flavor many breads, pastries, and wines.
Other Names: Featherfew, flirtwort, mayweed, mother herb, whitewort, wild chamomile