Butterbur (Petasites hybridus)

Butterbur: Petasites hybridus root extract, also known commonly as ‘‘butterbur’’, has been touted as effective new treatment for migraine and headache prevention.
The butterbur plant is a perennial shrub found throughout Europe. It was used for many centuries as a remedy for fever, spasms, wound healing and more recently for pain, such as migraine and headaches.

Butterbur – Mechanism of action:
Butterbur acts through calcium channel regulation and inhibition of peptide leukotriene biosynthesis, thus influencing the inflammatory cascade associated with migraine.
The pharmacologically active compounds in butterbur are sesquiterpenes such as petasin and isopetasin. They exert a highly potent antiinflammatory effect through inhibition of leukotriene synthesis and COX 2-mediated prostaglandin E2 release.

PA-free Butterbur: Butterbur plant also contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which are harmful.Only butterbur products that are certified and labeled ‘‘PA-free’’ should be used. Butterbur used in healthroots products (Migoherb) are lab certified PAfree and completely safe to use.

The efficacy of Petasites hybridus in migraine prevention has been evaluated and found effective in several clinical studies.
Butterbur is a prescribed medication in Germany and Switzerland for migraine and headaches whereas Butterbur is considered a food in the United States and is available as commercial supplement for treatment of migraine and headaches.

Butterbur has a body of scientific research that shows strong effectiveness for migraine headaches.Daily use of Butterbur for migraines reduces the use of acute prescriptions for migraine medication substantially. Migoherb contains a standardized, high-potency, lipophilic extract of Petasites hybridus. For last century, this herbal formula has been prescribed by European practitioners, with no reported serious side effects.

Everything you wanted to know about Butterbur (Petasites hybridus) in India

Does Migoherb herbal formulation for Migraine contains Butterbur?

 Migoherb herbal formulation is natural, non-prescription herbal supplement containing Butterbur, Feverfew and Salix Alba that has been proven to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks.

Will Butterbur completely eliminate my migraine headaches?

Butterbur (Migoherb) has been proven to decrease migraine attacks frequency and severity substantially.

Is butterbur as effective as prescription medications for Migraine and Headaches?

Butterbur is completely natural and has been found to be effective in patients who for years tried every medication and treatment option available without success.

Can I use Migoherb to treat my migraines, or is it only effective in preventing them?

Butterbur (Migoherb) can treat acute migraine headaches but is  significantly more effective in preventing migraine headaches from occurring in the future.The key to Migoherb is prevention. By consistently taking Migoherb on a daily basis, Migraine and Headache relief can be seen in as few as four weeks. During these early weeks the preventive power of Migoherb builds in your system. The resulting headache relief feels great.

If I follow your recommended regimen for taking Migoherb daily, how long will it be until I see results?

The average person needs to take Butterbur (Migoherb) for two to three  months to see a significant decline in migraine headaches. However, some people may experience relief in as few as two weeks.

Is Butterbur used internationally for Migraine Headaches?

Developed mainly in Germany, Butterbur has been used throughout Europe and Japan for more than 25 years. Butterbur has been steadily gaining popularity globally mostly due to physician referrals and articles about its effectiveness in respected medical journals like Neurology and Headache.

Do I need my doctor’s approval to take Migoherb?

Because Migoherb is an herbal supplement, you don’t need a prescription. However, if you are taking other medications and/or are under the care of a doctor for your migraine headaches, you should consult with your doctor.

Is there anyone who shouldn’t take Butterbur?

If you are pregnant, nursing a baby or have liver disease, you should consult with your doctor before taking Migoherb or any other over-the-counter product.