There is something about the idea of actually harvesting daisies (and by that I mean any daisy like flower) that just makes me smile.
The other day I was cutting back the Feverfew and as this herb is related to Chamomile and bears a resemblance to that herb in it’s pretty daisy like flowers, well you could say I was harvesting my daisies.
The daisy harvest; it makes you think of Edwardian ladies in long flowing dresses gathering bunches of happy flowers. Maybe a few children playing with hoops etc and a very charming little doggy bouncing about……Okay, well there was me in my scruffy baggy jeans and check shirt, hardly the stuff of romantic novels, but hey ho!
Feverfew For Megranes;
Tea; Use 1 tablespoon of the feverfew leaves in a cup with boiling water to make this tea and sip after brewing for 8 minutes.It is suggested that you drink this tea every day to keep migranes at bay.
Sandwiches; You can also eat the leaves in a sandwich with some lettuce leaves to mask the rather bitter flavour.
To dry feverfew just hang the flowers and leaves on their stems upside down tied in small bunches of no more than 4 stems, so as air can circulate. Leave them in a shaded dry place for about 1 week.
I’d grow it just for its beauty alone. I just love all things daisy. But it’s so nice to know that it actually does some good as well.
A ceiling full of daisies. All those little sunshine faces looking down on me in HQ.
They are sunshine
They are summer
They are smiles
They are happy
I wish you all a Daisy Day today.
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pati russell says
I checked here to see how you use feverfew. I have headaches along with lupus and am growing feverfew for that reason. Please send me an email and tell me how to harvest and use it in tea for these things. Thank you.
I have sent you a private email with lots of info.
Hello! I could also really use that info as to how to harvest and use for migraines! Thank you very much.
Joakima Renee Culverson says
Can you make feverfew jelly with the flowers. Was wanting to know if it will taste good.
Karon Grieve says
I’ve never tried that as I find feverfew to be rather bitter.