A – Z of Herbal Remedies

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Other Names: Butter Bur, Common Butterwort, Langwort, Umbrella Plant, Blatterdock, Flapper Dock, Capdocklin, Bogs Horns, Butter-Dock, Plague Flower, Devil's Hat, Bog Rhubarb, Petasites Vulgaris, Petasites Vugaris
Traditional Usages: Inflamation of Urinary Tract, Gravel, Skin Disorders, Gall Bladder Disorders, Bronchitis, Asthma, Whooping Cough, Migraine, Pestilential Fevers, Wheezing, Colds, Allergies, Urinary Pain, Painful Menstruation,
Resources: North America, Britain,
Parts Used: Rhizomes, Root
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Butterbur – Herbal remedy for Hay Fever: Butterbur can be used for hay fever and allergic rhinitis due to its content of antihistamines. For herbal tea put 1 teaspoonful of the root in a cupful of water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Drink the tea three times a day. As a tincture take 1 - 2 milliltres of the tincture three times a day.

Butterbur - Herbal remedy for Rhinitis: Butterbur can treat allergies. Take 500 milligrams daily.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


Health Issues

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