Butterbur - The Plant
Butterbur to Prevent Allergies
Butterbur to Prevent Migraines
To achieve the best results, the study participants took 75mg of Butterbur extract twice a day.Those taking lower doses of Butterbur extract (50mg twice a day) also had a significant decrease in the number of migraines compared to those taking a placebo.
Side Effects of Butterbur
Butterbur should only be taken as a standardized supplement (such as Petadolex) that is labeled PA-free.
Butterbur is also a member of the ragweed family and can actually worsen allergies in people with ragweed allergies. Don't take Butterbur if you are allergic to ragweed or daisies.
Minor side effects can include stomach problems, headache, and fatigue.