The Health Benefits of Butterbur
Butterbur contains two powerful anti-inflammatory substances in petasin and isopetasin, and this small perennial plant has been and still is under investigation for its effects on a number of health issues. It has now been generally accepted that butterbur extract, standardized on its petasin content, is a powerful treatment for migraine, helping both to prevent the conditions that cause migraine and to reduce or eliminate the pain associated with the condition.
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, butterbur can also be used for a number of conditions caused by inflammation, such as hay fever and allergic rhinitis. These properties of the plant have been demonstrated and generally accepted, and it is also used by some to help wounds to heal quicker. Its effects on asthma, and other conditions involving dilation of smooth muscle tissue, is under investigation although indications seem to suggest that it can be used as a maintenance supplement to help reduce the frequency and severity of attacks.
Butterbur with Feverfew - 60 Vcaps®
PRODUCT #: 4602
Butterbur (Petasites hybridus) is a native
shrub of Europe, North America, and Asia that has been used by
the herbalists for centuries. Modern scientific studies have
demonstrated that Butterbur supports healthy blood flow to the
brain and healthy neurological function. Petasins, the active
constituents in Butterbur, have been shown to play a role in
minimizing the frequency and severity of neurological discomfort
triggered by bright lights and stress that occasionally occurs
in healthy individuals. In addition, Butterbur may help to
maintain balanced seasonal immune responses. NOW® Butterbur is
free of harmful levels of Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids (PA's), so it
is safe to use regularly.*
Butterbur Extract Fact Sheet
Serving Size: 1 Vcap®
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Butterbur (Petasites hybridus) (Root) (Standardized Extract)
75 mg *
(min. 15% Sesquiterpenes as Petasines)
Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) (Leaf) (min. 0.4% Parthenolides)
200 mg *
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000
† Daily Value not established.
Serving Size: 1 Vcap®
Suggested Use: As an herbal dietary
supplement, take 1 Vcap® 2 to 3 times daily.
Free of: sugar,
salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.
Vcaps® is a registered trademark of Capsugel.
Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Maltodextrin and Silica.
Warnings: Caution: Please discard the
inedible freshness packet.
Disclaimers: *This statement has
not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Vcaps® is a
registered trademark of Capsugel.
Store in a cool, dry