Butterbur – The Healing Plant

English publications

Medical professionals and those with an interest in medicine can find studies and reports on the use of the butterbur medicinal plant as a treatment for migraine.

German publications

Butterbur extract: Prophylactic treatment for childhood migraines

Complemetary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2014

Utterback, G. et al.


Evidence-based guideline update: NSAIDs and other complementary treatments for episodic migraine prevention in adults

Neurology, 2012

Holland S, Silberstein S.D et al.


Migraine prophylaxis with herbal extracts from petasites and tanacetum versus propranol and topiramate - a comparative review of double-blind randomised controlled trials

Cephalalgia, 2009

Diener, H.C.


Butterbur root extract and music therapy in the prevention of childhood migraine: An explorative study

R. Oelkers-Ax, A. Leins, P. Parzer, T. Hillecke u.a.


Petasites hybridus Extracts in vitro COX-2 and PGE2 Release by Direct Interaction with the Enzyme and by Preventing p42/44 MAP Kinase Activation in Rat Primary Microglial Cells

B. L. Fiebich, M. Grozdeva, S. Hess, M. Hüll u. a.


Petasites hybridus root (butterbur) is an effective preventive treatment for migraine

R. B. Lipton, H. Göbel, K. M. Einhäupl, K. Wilks u. a.


The First Placebo-Controlled Trial of a Special Butterbur Root Extract for the Prevention of Migraine: Reanalysis of Efficacy Criteria

H. C. Diener, V. W. Rahlfs, U. Danesch


Migraine Prevention in Children and Adolescents: Results of an Open Study with a Special Butterbur Root Extract

R. Pothmann, U. Danesch