Feverfew obviously gets its name from its most commonly used purpose in alternative healing practices. The herb is believed to be a natural remedy for preventing migraine headaches and lowering fevers. Feverfew is believed to prevent chronic migraines in those who consume it daily. It's not so much thought of as a "quick fix". This brilliant plant chemist offers sedative properties, along with anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmatic properties.
It's used in infusions(mixtures, blends) by herbalist for dealing with the common cold and illness in general. Historically, Feverfew has been carried for luck, and general protection(biological health). The flowers contain a pharmacological oil that can be applied topically for pain. Aside from its medicinal qualities, it has always made me feel good in general. Phytochemist have understood the plants theraputic potential from a scientific perspective for quite some time now. Several scientifically backed constituents have been identified in the flowers and other plant material.
This ethnobotanical is also known as Mukanya Kudeis. It's been used in a medicinal contenxt, and entheogenic. Further down the page i'll explain exactly what an entheogen is. Know that this strain of acacia is one of many plants utilized by the Zulu people of Africa. Plants such as this are completely integrated in the various cultures of Africa.
I'm not sure how it's prepared for an "entheogenic experience", but making a tea out of typical amounts of the plant material yields nothing more than medicinal properties from my experience. It's very hard to find and kind of expensive in the USA as well. Like many other entheogenic plants from Africa, the Fever Tree is well known to induce "visionary and prophetic dreams", according to customs.
Traditional cultures believe that Fever Tree allows one to connect with reality as we know it at a much deeper level, and attain vast amounts of knowledge. They believe it to have subtle, yet powerful effects on the "minds eye". The bark is adored by holistic medicine peoples and used medicinally for fevers, hints the name Fever Tree. The tree is closely related to many other Mimosa strains commonly used in Ayahuasca. ( Acacia confusacombined with other plants such as Chacruna )
I'd like for you all to note that these plants have been used by religions from all walks of life. That's literally what makes a plant considered an entheogen. It's because they are used in a "spiritual" context. From the Rastafaris smoking ganja as a way to commune with a higher power, to the journey of a psychonaut experimenting with mind altering psychedelic substances, an entheogen can take many forms. Ethnobotany is about the use of plants in any fashion, so remember that entheogenic applications of these ethnobotanicals is very common. Check out this list of religions.
There are almost as many different belief systems as there are fish in the sea. Having said that, isn't it interesting that we all still live under the same sun, in the same galaxy, and on the same planet.? We all need oxygen to breath, food to survive, and water to nourish and cleanse our bodies. No matter what you believe, I think you'll find it's most important to respect, embrace, and understand others and the organic environment that sustains us all. A divorce from nature will only lead to our destruction as a species. Embrace the natural.
Having said all of that, I'd like to suggest to you the film, Metanoia - "A New Vision Of Nature". I couldn't agree with this movie more. It basically will explain in detail the obvious truth that so many people fail to see today. If you think the way I do though, you believe that conscousness will fully emerge in all of us through time as that is what it's designed to do. When watching this film, consider the phenominon of plants producing pharmacological constituents. It will surely boggle your mind to the fullest extent possible.