, in particular, has been found to be beneficial for migraine prevention in 2 small placebo-controlled trials.
Small studies have suggested that the root of the butterbur
plant, Petasites hybridus, can decrease migraine frequency, but the plant can be toxic to the liver and, in animal studies, has led to genetic changes that could lead to cancer.
"What his right name is I've never heard," Butterbur
says to Frodo, "but he's known round here as Strider.
* Taking supplements and herbal remedies, such as magnesium, vitamin B2 (thiamine), feverfew, or butterbur
, to help prevent or reduce symptoms.
is an herb with the most evidence that it prevents migraine.
(Petasites japonicus Max.) extract improves lipid profiles and antioxidant activities in monosodium L-glutamate-challenged mice," Journal of Medicinal Food, vol.
Wood sorrel, butterbur
and winter aconite; stinking hellebore, yellow fumitory and thrift.
(Petastis hybridus) is a perennial shrub that has lilac-pink flowers and can grow up to three feet high.
Green tea works wonders on our immune system while butterbur
reduces inflammation, irritation and sneezing.
(Petadolex): Also a popular migraine remedy, good research supports its anti-leukotriene effects.
Other remedies include butterbur
, magnesium and co-enzyme Q10.
, co-enzyme MIGRAINEtrust.SELF-MIGRAINEs stasis (sluggish absorption), emphasis is action medication taking, advises Dowson.
She adds that botanical medicines such as feverfew and butterbur
have been shown to "damp down the blood vessel response" so that a migraineur is not so sensitive.