For a plant that grows along ditches, rivers and marshy areas in northern Asia, Europe and parts of North America, Butterbur (petasites hybridus), is getting attention as a powerful and effective herb. It has been used as early as the 4th century BC for migraine headaches.
Now studies are showing that it can be used very effectively as an antihistamine.
Even though the plant has some medicinal properties, there has been concern over some of the natural chemicals it contains.
The plant is known to contain chemicals that are toxic to the liver and are carcinogenic. The trademark brand that extracts these chemicals and that is safe to consume is “Petadolex”. The dose is two Petadolex capsules twice daily for migraines. A total of 8 mg daily was used in this recent study to treat allergy symptoms.
Read on to find out more.
Butterbur May Be Effective Hay Fever Remedy: “An herbal product derived from the leaves of the butterbur plant was found to be as effective for treating hay fever as a widely used antihistamine.”
(Via WebMD Health Headlines.)