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Can butterbur treat migraines?

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As of 2015, the efficacy of butterbur in treating migraine headaches requires more research, according to WebMD. Research indicates the supplement may be effective in preventing migraine headaches.

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Can butterbur treat migraines?
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Migraine sufferers who used a specific blend of butterbur over a 16-week period experienced a reduction in both the number of migraine occurrences and the length of a migraine, states WebMD. Doses of at least 75 milligrams twice a day seemed to provide the best effect. There is also evidence to suggest that butterbur can reduce migraine occurrences in children ages 6 to 17. The specific extract used in these studies underwent synthesization to remove all liver-damaging chemicals, and researchers standardized its main ingredients, petasin and isopetasin, to 15 percent.

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