Scientists study herb

Scientists Study Herb’s Anti-Migraine Properties

According to researchers from Yale, they may know how the herb feverfew works to relieve migraines. The herb has substance known as parthenolide. Pathenolide targets a protein called I kappaB Kinase, which may be involved in inflammation.

The researchers made a derivative of parthenolide and found that it bound I kappaB Kinase. The researchers are looking to find other inhibitors in hopes of developing a new drug. The results of the study appear in the August 2001 issue of Chemistry and Biology.

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