Butterbur:  A review of 293 people with migraines showed that butterbur reduced the frequency of migraine attacks after people took it for 3 to 4 months.  The compound petasin in the plant is thought to be super =anti-inflammatory.

Doc’s word:  “I’ve had patients get off their migraine prescriptions after taking butterbur,” says Aaron Michelfelder, professor of family medicine and bioethics at Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine.

Dose: Follow label directions on a butterbur supplement like Petadolex.

Source: Prevention magazine October 2014