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