Above: Feverfew (also known as Featherfew) is a hardy herbaceous perennial with yellow and white daisy-like flowers. The 17th Century Culpepper's Complete Herbal (above) advises, "It is very effectual for all pains in the head coming of a cold cause, the herb being bruised and applied to the crown of the head...". In recent times, it has been found to be effective in the treatment of migraines. I have just sown some more seed as migraine runs in my family and I would like to provide all the sufferers with a plant each! The seed is absolutely tiny so patience is required. I have sowed it in individual plugs with a thin covering of standard compost, although some books state not to cover seed at all. 

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