💊 Chemical information


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The leaves and roots of butterbur, Petasites hybridus (P. officinalis) (Asteraceae), have antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties and have been used in herbal preparations for a variety of disorders, including gastrointestinal and respiratory-tract disorders, and migraine.
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2. Lee DK, et al. Butterbur, a herbal remedy, attenuates adenosine monophosphate induced nasal responsiveness in seasonal allergic rhinitis. Clin Exp Allergy 2003; 33: 882–6
3. Diener HC, et al. The first placebo-controlled trial of a special butterbur root extract for the prevention of migraine: reanalysis of efficacy criteria. Eur Neurol 2004; 51: 89–97
4. Jackson CM, et al. The effects of butterbur on the histamine and allergen cutaneous response. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2004; 92: 250–4
5. Lipton RB, et al. Petasites hybridus root (butterbur) is an effective preventive treatment for migraine. Neurology 2004; 63: 2240–4
6. Pothmann R, Danesch U. Migraine prevention in children and adolescents: results of an open study with a special butterbur root extract. Headache 2005; 45: 196–203.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Ger.: Petadolex; Petaforce V; Switz.: DoloMed†; Petadolor†; Pollivita; Tesalin. Multi-ingredient: Switz.: Dragees aux figues avec du sene; Dragees pour la detente nerveuse; Relaxane; Valverde Constipation dragees; Valverde Detente dragees; Wala Pulmonium suc contre la toux.
Published January 29, 2019.