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Petasites

 

(also, butterbur), a genus of perennial herbs of the family Compositae. The butterbur is a plant with an unclearly expressed dioecism, often flowering after the leaves are out. There are a total of five or six species in the northern hemisphere, found in the temperate regions and as far as the subarctic region along sandy river banks and lake shores. In the USSR there are three species with creeping rhizomes, large radical leaves, and reduced stem leaves. In the butterbur’s immature state, the leaves are usually covered with a whitish fuzz, especially on their undersides (hence the Russian name belokopytnik, or “white hoof grass”).

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Importantly, Butterbur from differing manufacturers varies in the quantity of the targeted active phytochemical group called petasins.
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Butterbur seems to work by reducing spasms in arteries in the brain; it also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Additionally it may contain butterbur (Petasites spp) (the four combination product).
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Also, a number of herbs--including feverfew, butterbur, lavender, gingko biloba, rosemary and chamomile--have proven track records in preventing or stopping migraines.
The replacement values from a dealer are: Aragorn pounds 120, Barliman Butterbur pounds 600, Bilbo pounds 120, Boromir pounds 200, Frodo pounds 130, Galadriel pounds 150, Gandalf pounds 200, Samwise pounds 600, Tom Bombadil pounds 600, Gimli pounds 150, Gollum pounds 155, Legolas pounds 120.
The herb butterbur has proven safe and effective for people who don't experience its one often-noted side effect--burping.
Some find benefit in herbal remedies, such as butterbur, which appears to be safe if taken for a short period.
She picked us up, placed us on a big butterbur leaf, and gently put us into the clear water of the lake.
For migraines, the most commonly used supplements are magnesium, feverfew, coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ10), riboflavin, butterbur extract, and alpha lipoic acid.
A placebo-controlled evaluation of butterbur and fexofenadine on objective and subjective outcomes in perennial allergic rhinitis.