Feverfew and butterbur
should be avoided because of concerns about fetal malformation and preterm labor.
from differing manufacturers varies in the quantity of the targeted active phytochemical group called petasins.
seems to work by reducing spasms in arteries in the brain; it also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Healing botanicals include stinging nettle as an antihistamine, and butterbur
for the treatment of seasonal rhinitis (hay fever).
. Usually available in capsules, this herb may be taken as a daily supplement.
Physical therapies to assist stiff neck and shoulders can also be used, and Dowson says some dietary supplements such as vitamin B2, magnesium, CoEnz Q10 and Butterbur
, may be effective.
[Naturalized medicinal plants from the viewpoint of ethnobotany: the example of butterbur
, chicory, elecampane inula, horseradish, soapwort and sweet violet] Maetagused (Tartu) 36, 105-128.
Herbal remedies, which are not regulated by the FDA, include feverfew, butterbur
root extract, riboflavin (vitamin B2), coenzyme Q 10, and magnesium.
Additionally it may contain butterbur
(Petasites spp) (the four combination product).
Unsafe Herbs and Supplements Aconite Agrimony Alfalfa Aloe American hellebore Angelica Arnica Ash Andrographis Balsam of Peru Butterbur
Chaparral Coltsfoot Comfrey Jimson weed Sassafras
Also, a number of herbs--including feverfew, butterbur
, lavender, gingko biloba, rosemary and chamomile--have proven track records in preventing or stopping migraines.
The replacement values from a dealer are: Aragorn pounds 120, Barliman Butterbur
pounds 600, Bilbo pounds 120, Boromir pounds 200, Frodo pounds 130, Galadriel pounds 150, Gandalf pounds 200, Samwise pounds 600, Tom Bombadil pounds 600, Gimli pounds 150, Gollum pounds 155, Legolas pounds 120.