Herb of the Week: Butterbur

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Herb of the Week: Butterbur
Thu, 09-16-2010 - 2:49pm

This plant is listed under many names: Butterbur, purple butterbur, Western coltsfoot, butter dock, Arctic butterbur, bog rhubarb & pestilence wort. Traditionally it was used for coughs. Nowadays, its been found effective for migraines, seasonal allergies, but inconclusive for asthma. Read more about it on iVillage's Look It Up feature: http://www.ivillage.com/butterbur/4-y-104273

Take care w/this preparation as liver damage has been reported.