Butterbur is a shrub with incredibly huge leaves, up to 3 feet in diameter, usually found in low-lying wet areas and marshes. The plant is named for the large, soft leaves that were used to wrap butter when trying to keep it cool. Other colorful names for the plant include butterfly dock, butter-dock, bog rhubarb, flapperdock, and umbrella leaves. Butterbur was used in the Middle Ages to try to treat the plague. More recently, there has been some evidence suggesting that it might help in the treatment or prevention of migraines, asthma, ulcers, and now hay fever.
"Butterbur – This herb showed itself to be as effective as Allegra in a clinical trial for hay fever. The same outcome occurred in another trial that compared butterbur to Zyrtec. And again when butterbur was tested against placebo. No side effects were noted in these trials."
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- HAY FEVER
- ALLERGIC RHINITIS
- BRONCHITIS, COUGH