Grown in American gardens before 1700, Feverfew has been used since ancient times as a medicinal herb. Generally considered to be one of the best herbal remedies for fever, the name Feverfew is derived from the Greek word Febrifuge, a scientific term for medicine that relieves fever. Introduced to America from Europe, Feverfew has been used as an air refresher, as an insect repellant and, when made into a tincture, to treat the sting of insects and bees. It produces clusters of small, single, daisy-like blossoms and pungent, aromatic foliage. At Monticello, it is grown in full sun, but it also thrives in part shade and ordinary garden soil.
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