Butterbur, also known as Petasites hybridus, is a perennial shrub growing throughout Europe, certain parts of Asia and North America that has been used for centuries as a medicinal plant to treat headaches and neck pain.
The main biologically active ingredients of butterbur are sesquiterpenes, petasin and isopetasin. Petasin possesses anti-spasmodic properties that help to reduce spasms in blood vessel’s smooth muscles. It also inhibits synthesis of leukotrienes, potent pro-inflammatory agents causing bronchial spasms in those with asthma. The second active constituent, isopetasin, reduces inflammation via changes of prostaglandin metabolism. Both ingredients have an unusually high affinity toward cerebral blood vessels.
Feverfew, also known as Tanacetum parthenium, is a member of the sunflower family that has been used for centuries as a medicinal plant to treat headaches, arthritis and fevers.
The main biologically active ingredients in feverfew are the sesquiterpene lactones, the principal one being parthenolide. Parthenolide possesses anti-spasmodic activity and helps relieve spasms in smooth muscle tissue. It also expresses anti-inflammatory activity, inhibits platelets aggregation, suppresses histamine release and inhibits cancer cell growth.
The extracts from butterbur and feverfew express strong synergistic activities.
Potential side effects:
- Canker sores
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of taste
Potential drug interactions:
- Anti-spasmodic medications
- Severe constipation
- Chronic anticoagulation therapy
Contents: 60 VCaps
The recommended dose of the butterbur/feverfew blend is 1 to 2 capsules twice a day. This remedy does not work fast. It takes 4 to 7 days before you notice benefits. Those exceeding the recommended doses must do so under the supervision of their physician due to the increased risk of potential side effects.
The product is intended for a long-term use. Do not stop consumption of butterbur/feverfew blend abruptly if taken for over 2 months. This can result in withdrawal symptoms manifesting as generalized muscle tenderness, joint pain and nausea.
Contains no: sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Vegetarian/Vegan product.
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- Heartburn/ GERD/Peptic Ulcer Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Neck/Low Back Pains