, also known as butterbur, is a member of the daisy family, Asteraceae, and is a perennial plant found throughout Europe and Asia.
Small studies have suggested that the root of the butterbur plant, Petasites hybridus
, can decrease migraine frequency, but the plant can be toxic to the liver and, in animal studies, has led to genetic changes that could lead to cancer.
Toxicogenomics applied to cultures of human hepatocytes enabled an identification of novel petasites hybridus
extracts for the treatment of migraine with improved hepatobiliary safety.
ydi'r enw gwyddonol ar yr alan mawr a Butterbur yn Saesneg ac mae'n blodeuo rhwng mis Mawrth a mis Mai.
Extracto de Petasite o Butterbur: son sustancias naturales de la planta petasites hybridus
, poco empleados pero con excelentes resultados clinicos y gran tolerabilidad entre los pacientes, a dosis de 100-150 mg por dia, solo se reporto casos de dispepsia en pocos pacientes.
Nevertheless, at least two surveys include Petasites hybridus
, Eupatorium cannabinum and Cirsium oleraceum and can be ascribed to the subassociation petasitetosum hybridi Oriolo & Poldini 2002 typical of a mesophylous mesophilous environment.
Fitocenosi a Petasites hybridus
sono state descritte per la Toscana (ARRIGONI & PAPINI, 2003; LASTRUCCI et al.
Similar findings have been reported for some species like Petasites hybridus
(Wildi et al.
An extract of Petasites hybridus
is effective in the prophylaxis of migraine.
Medicinal properties have been ascribed to the peculiar plant Petasites hybridus
, common butterbur, since the first-century Greek physician Dioscurides used its pounded leaves to treat skin ulcers.
Lipton, professor of neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, presented a 202-patient double-blind randomized trial of petasites, an extract from the plant Petasites hybridus
, for migraine prophylaxis.