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Butterbur is a daisy-like plant said to have medicinal properties. It is used for various conditions, such as:
 
It is available in a variety of different dietary supplements. Is butterbur effective? There is growing evidence to suggest that this supplement may actually work for preventing migraines or treating allergies. However, more research is necessary to confirm these findings and to explore its effectiveness for other uses.
 
Although butterbur is a "natural" product, it is not necessarily free of side effects. Some of the common reactions include headaches, fatigue, and itchy eyes. Because butterbur is not suitable for everyone, it's important to review the safety information for this supplement before using it medicinally. It's also a good idea to consult your healthcare provider to make sure this supplement is safe for your particular situation.
 
(For more information on this supplement, including how it works, click Butterbur.)
 
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