In this Article
- What other names is Butterbur known by?
- What is Butterbur?
- How does Butterbur work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Butterbur.
Butterbur products that contain the pyrrolizidine alkaloids are UNSAFE. These chemicals can damage the liver, lungs, and blood circulation, and possibly cause cancer. Do not use butterbur products unless they are certified and labeled as free of PAs that cause liver damage.
Butterbur products theoretically might cause allergic reactions in people who are allergic to ragweed, marigolds, daisies, and other related herbs.
Do not take butterbur if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You are allergic to ragweed, marigolds, daisies, and other related herbs.
- You have liver disease.
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