Petasites hybridus flowers



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Common name:- Common butterbur.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Asterales
Family:     Asteraceae
Tribe:     Senecioneae
Genus:     Petasites
Species:     P. hybridus
Binomial name
Petasites hybridus

Toxicity:-

Preliminary trials have shown a preparation of Butterbur root to be effective in reducing the frequency and severity of migraine attacks.

Petasites frigidus flowers



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Common names:- Arctic butterbur or Arctic sweet coltsfoot.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Asterales
Family:     Asteraceae
Tribe:     Senecioneae
Genus:     Petasites
Species:     P. frigidus
Binomial name
Petasites frigidus

Uses

The leaf stalks and flower stems (with flowers) are edible, and can be used as a vegetable dish. A salt-substitute can also be made by drying and then burning the leaves. This black, powdery substance will provide a salty taste.

White Butterbur flowers



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Petasites albus flowers



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Common name:- White Butterbur

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
Order:     Asterales
Family:     Asteraceae
Genus:     Petasites
Species:     P. albus
Binomial name
Petasites albus

Petasites albus flowers



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Common name:-Butterbur.

Petasites hybridus flowers



Butterbur
Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Asterales
Family:     Asteraceae
Tribe:     Senecioneae
Genus:     Petasites

Butterbur flowers



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Toxicity:-

Butterbur has been used for over thousand years to treat a variety of ailments including fever, lung disease, spasms, and pain. Currently, butterbur extract is used for migraine prevention and treatment of allergic rhinitis, which have the most evidence for its effectiveness.

In  Butterbur root and leaves contains  Petasin, and isopetasin which are believed to have potential benefits in treating migraines.

Butterbur extracts have been reported to be effective in reducing frequency and severity of migraine headaches.

Butterbur flowers



Butterbur

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Asterales
Family:     Asteraceae
Tribe:     Senecioneae
Genus:     Petasites