Butterbur Herb Scientific Treatment for Migraines

Butterbur Relief for Migraine Sufferers

Butterbur used to prevent and decrease the incidence of migraine headaches One study showed that Butterbur taken 75 mg twice per day decreased the migraine attack by 48% as compared to a placebo. But Butterbur 50 mg twice per day did not differ much from a placebo. Butterbur seemed to act immediately and not loose effectiveness over a 3 month period.

Side effects of Butterbur were mostly burping.

One of my patients was able to eliminate migraines that varied with her cycle. She diligently cut out xenoestrogens and phytoestrogens. She took topical natural progesterone. The migraine greatly reduced. However, it was not gone all the way. To completely cure her headache she added 75 mg of butterbur twice per day. It is important to get the right brand of butterbur as different brands have different efficacies.

These are Environmental Estrogens that come into your body from the environment mostly from the skin. Cosmetics, shampoos, and lotions have chemicals and herbs in them that mimic estrogen. These chemical estrogens fool your body into thinking that they are estrogen. Environmental Estrogens make your migraine headaches worse if they vary with the period.

Petasites hybridus root (butterbur) is an effective preventive treatment for migraine R.B. Lipton, MD; H. G�bel, MD, PhD; K.M. Einh�upl, MD; K. Wilks, MD; and A. Mauskop, MD

Abstract�Objective: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of a standardized special root extract from the plant Petasites hybridus as a preventive therapy for migraine. Methods: This is a three-arm, parallel-group, randomized trial comparing Petasites extract 75 mg bid, Petasites extract 50 mg bid, or placebo bid in 245 patients with migraine. Eligible patients met International Headache Society criteria for migraine, were ages 18 to 65, and had at least two to six attacks per month over the preceding 3 months. The main outcome measure was the decrease in migraine attack frequency per month calculated as percentage change from baseline over a 4-month treatment period. Results: Over 4 months of treatment, in the per-protocol analysis, migraine attack frequency was reduced by 48% for Petasites extract 75 mg bid (p . 0.0012 vs placebo), 36% for Petasites extract 50 mg bid (p . 0.127 vs placebo), and 26% for the placebo group. The proportion of patients with a .50% reduction in attack frequency after 4 months was 68% for patients in the Petasites extract 75-mg arm and 49% for the placebo arm (p . 0.05). Results were also significant in favor of Petasites 75 mg at 1, 2, and 3 months based on this endpoint. The most frequently reported adverse reactions considered possibly related to treatment were mild gastrointestinal events, predominantly burping. Conclusions: Petasites extract 75 mg bid is more effective than placebo and is well tolerated as a preventive therapy for migraine. Petasites 50 mg PO bid was not significantly more effective than placebo on the primary study endpoints. NEUROLOGY 2004;63:2240�2244

Fibroid Gone. Sex Drive Increase

I am very satisfied with the quick results I have achieved using Progestelle for the last 5 months according to your instructions for treating uterine fibroids. I was feeling much improvement after one month, and could not feel my fibroid at all after 3 months.I am not experiencing any symptoms at all at present.Thank you so much for your research and clear instructions on what lifestyle changes, supplementation, and products to avoid in addition to the Progestelle.

In addition to the Indole-3-carbinol and bioflavanoid supplementation you recommended, I have added 50 mg Butterbur extract (Solaray) daily which has completely alleviated my migraine headaches that I have suffered with for over 12 years. I rarely ever have a headache now with the above combination of supplements and the Progestelle.

Thank you again for your wonderful product and professional advice. I am so very grateful not to have any more discomfort, bloating or pressure from uterine fibroids and estrogen dominance.

One major improvement I forgot to mention was that my non-existent sex drive returned [ enhanced ] within just a few weeks of starting the Progestelle. This was a pleasant surprise.


Deborah E., Lafayette, CO

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