Origin of feverfewMiddle English fevyrfue from Old English feverfuge and Anglo-French an unverified form fewerfue, both from Late Latin febrifugia from Classical Latin febris, fever + fugia from fugare, to drive away; akin to fugere, to flee: see fugitive
Origin of feverfewMiddle English feverfu from Old English feferfuge and from Anglo-Norman fevrefue both from Late Latin febrifugia febris fever fuga flight
Through Old French fevrefue, from Latin febrifugia, from febris (“fever”) + fugō (“I drive away”). If directly from Latin, the latter part of the word was changed to "few" due to unfamiliarity with the element -fuge.
feverfew - Medical Definition
- According to the Alternative Medicine Index at the University of Maryland Medical Center, people typically use feverfew to treat pain from migraine headaches.
- A member of the sunflower family, feverfew is available fresh, dried, or freeze-dried.
- Feverfew- can cause sever bleeding if taken with anti-clotting medications.
- The pyrethrum or "feverfew" (nat.
- P. parthenium, pellitory or "feverfew," was formerly used in medicine.