Butterbur effective for allergic rhinitis

Heathen1(10a)April 17, 2007

Western medicine study that shows that Butterbur, Petasites works on runny noses caused by allergies.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Dec;130(12):1381-6


Here is a link that might be useful: study results

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Thanks for posting this information.

I brought up butterbur as an herb found to be effective for allergies back in this thread a couple of years ago. At that time you commented that you found the potential side effects to be scary. Did you ever try butterbur or find out more about its safety?

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 12:55PM
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Well, I still haven't used it... but not everyone has liver problems. :o) I won't use stuff that causes any kind of liver problems... doesn't mean others can't. I am not supposed to use Echinacea (much) either... because it WORKS. The latest info I got was that it increases infected t-cells... but still... doesn't that mean it works?

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 10:21PM
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WebMD quotes German studies, and they say avoid butterbur products with pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs). Do not use butterbur products unless they are certified and labeled as free of PAs.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 7:32AM
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Thanks, that's good to know.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 10:53AM
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