- Organic Butterbur (Petasites Hybridus) Dried Root
- All Natural Herbal Supplements
- GMO FREE
- MADE IN USA
- NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS
Parts Used: Root
Country of Origin: USA
Butterbur, bearing the scientific name Petasites Hybridus, is an herbaceous perennial plant from the family Asteraceeae, commonly known as the daisy family. The plant typically grows a little over 3 feet in height and is characterized by the pale pink flowers that appear in the spring, in dense clusters, and large, round leaves.
Butterbur is also known with the common names of Devil’s hat, bog rhubarb, pestilence wort, butterfly-dock, and common butterbur. It is also sometimes referred to as Petasites Officinalis or Petasites vulgaris in the scientific community.
Benefits and Uses
- Induce sweating
- Shortness of breath
- Pain relief
- Respiratory issues
- Different types of fevers
- GI issues
- Urinary issues
- Spasms Inflammation
Butterbur is the source of:
- Essential oils
Butterbur was used for fever and plague during the Middle Ages and for respiratory issues and wounds in the 17th century. It also has a long history of use for respiratory problems, bee stings, and gastric ulcers.
Butterbur has been touted for its ability to prevent and reduce the severity and frequency of migraines. It is also considered effective against hay fever, upset stomach, and various issues of the urinary tract.
The plant got its common name butterbur from one of the historical uses of its leaves. Back in time, when refrigerators weren’t invented, the leaves of this plant were used to wrap butter in the warm weather to prevent it from melting.
According to historical accounts, the big leaves of butterbur were also used (by Greek shepherds) as hats to protect themselves from the rain. The scientific name of the plant refers to this use – the word petasites came from petasos, which roughly translates to rain hat.
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate, or prevent any disease. Results may vary based on individual user and are not guaranteed.
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