TITLE

Butterbur: An alternative therapy for migraine prevention

AUTHOR(S)
Sutherland, Anna; Sweet, Burgunda V.
PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;5/1/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 9, p705
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the therapeutic effect of Petasites hybridus or butterbur as an alternative therapy in preventing migraine. Butterbur demonstrates antiinflammatory properties through its isopetasin component, inhibiting lipoxygenase pathway and leukotriene synthesis. Trials where migraine headache diagnoses based on the definitions of the International Headache Society were also presented.
ACCESSION #
49443176

 

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