Butterbur

What other names is Butterbur known by?

Blatterdock, Bog Rhubarb, Bogshorns, Butter Bur, Butterburr, Butter-Dock, Butterfly Dock, Capdockin, Chapelière, Contre-Peste, Exwort, Flapperdock, Feuille de Pétasite, Fleur de Pétasite, Grand Bonnet, Herbe à la Peste, Herbe aux Teigneux, Japanese Butterbur, Japonica Petasites, Langwort, Pestwurz, Pétasite, Pétasite du Japon, Pétasite Hybride, Pétasite Japonaise, Pétasite Officinal, Pétasite Vulgaire, Petasites, Petasites hybridus, Petasites officinalis, Petasitidis Folium, Petasitidis Rhizoma, Petasitidis hybridus, Petasites Japonicus, Petasites Vulgaris, Plague Root, Purple Butterbur, Racine de Pétasite, Rhizome de Pétasite, Tussilago hybrida, Umbrella Leaves.

What is Butterbur?

Butterbur is an herb. People use the leaf, root, and bulb to make medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Preventing migraine headaches.
  • Hayfever caused by grass pollen.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Pain, colic, cough, asthma, irritable bladder, urinary tract spasms, wounds, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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