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but·ter·bur

 (bŭt′ər-bûr′)
n.
Any of several perennial herbs of the genus Petasites in the composite family, native to northern temperate regions and having large basal leaves and dense clusters of usually whitish or purplish flower heads.
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butterbur

(ˈbʌtəˌbɜː)
n
(Plants) a plant of the Eurasian genus Petasites with fragrant whitish or purple flowers, woolly stems, and leaves formerly used to wrap butter: family Asteraceae (composites)
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Noun1.butterbur - small Eurasian herb having broad leaves and lilac-pink rayless flowers; found in moist areas
genus Petasites, Petasites - genus of rhizomatous herbs of north temperate regions: butterbur; sweet coltsfoot
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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butterbur

n (bot) petasita
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In Allan Water, near by where it falls into the Forth, we found a little sandy islet, overgrown with burdock, butterbur and the like low plants, that would just cover us if we lay flat.
IRRITATING: flower Try Butterbur is a plant that has been used for over 2,000 years to treat fevers, lung disease, spasms, migraines and general pain.
Phase B Lactic acid 0.16 Tegoamid S18 (Evonik) 0.5 (Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine) Genamin BTLF (Clariant) 1.5 (Behtrimmonium chloride) Carsoquat SDQ25 (Stearalkonium chloride) 4.0 Stearyl alcohol (Sigma) 1.65 Cetyl alcohol (Sigma) 3.85 Phase C Natrulon H-6 (Lonza) (PoIyglycerin-6) 1.5 KCI (Fisher) 0.15 Disdoium EDTA (Fisher) 0.1 NAB Butterbur Extract (Lonza) 1.0 (Aqua (and) petasites japonicus root extract) Water 0.5 Phase D Dowcil CE 8411 (Dow Corning) 1.428 (Bis-diisopropanol-amino-PG-propyl dimethicone/bis-isobutyl PEG-14 copolymer (and) polysorbate 20 (and) butyloctanol (and) aqua) Morning Garden (IFF) (Fragrance) 0.3 Glydant Plus Liquid (Lonza) 0.8 (DMDM hydantoin and iodopropynyl butyl-carbamate) Anti-Humidity Sparkling Hair Serum with AMA Oil
* Supplements used to help prevent migraine include the root of Petasites hybridus (butterbur), magnesium, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew), and coenzyme Q10.
She explained their research found that the shrub dislikes conditions that are too wet, unlike native plants such as nettles, butterbur and canary grass which dominate lowland riverbanks.
There is evidence that cranberry supplements may help ward off urinary tract infections, and the American Academy of Neurology endorses the use of butterbur to reduce the frequency of migraines.
Research has found that an extract of butterbur was as effective as a commonly used medication in treating hay fever.
Butterbur. Those taking pyrrolidine alkaloids should avoid butterbur, but it otherwise can help prevent migraine when dosed at 50-75 mg daily divided up into 2-3 for ages 8-9 years and 100-150 mg daily divided up into 2-3 for ages 10-17 years.
Butterbur. Those taking pyrrolizidine alkaloids should avoid butterbur, but it otherwise can help prevent migraine when dosed at 50-75 mg daily divided up into 2-3 for ages 8-9 years and 100-150 mg daily divided up into 2-3 for ages 10-17 years.
Vitamin B2, taken daily, seemed to work better than a placebo, and at least small trials of a few other generally safe agents like magnesium and butterbur show promise.
Adding feverfew or butterbur reduces and prevents migraines.
You can try magnesium (200-600 mg daily--try the glycinate form if you have a sensitive stomach), vitamin B2 (200-400 mg daily for three months--consider adding B complex after a month or two because this is a very large amount of B2), butterbur (75 mg standardized, twice daily), or the herb feverfew.