There are a few types. Petasites japonica & P. hybridus are what I've been reading about. Hybridus is what is in my supplement and I can get seeds here:
I've read quite a few other links too, but I neglected to copy their addresses.
I have been taking a butterbur (75mg)-feverfew (200mg) capsule sold by "Now" for spontaneous migraines from airborne chemicals and one daughter who gets migraines (usually from cigar smoke but other chemicals in the air can cause it too).
We are very aware about the beginning twinges...those that make you think it's the start but you still tend to be in denial...that's when we took it. We weren't going to mess around.
We are not taking it daily. We wanted to know if it would work without daily doses, but instead at the onset of a migraine. So far, so good. It sure beats Advil!
I am aware that both herbs are good to treat migraines, but I am not clear on why both would be mixed if they are both good for the same purpose...unless in these proportions, they support/compliment one another in some way.
I started looking into growing it. I can get seeds for both and can container grow butterbur, overwintering it in our basement. Hardy to zone 5, it technically should not become invasive here (zone 3), but container growing (with precautions, see link below), should work well enough and keep it going. I can't imagine feverfew being a difficult herb to grow, but haven't researched it much yet to know much about growing it.
Feverfew can be eaten 2 to 3 leaves at a time. Of course, there is more to know, but I haven't researched that much yet either.
My butterbur capsules will be dried root.
I have no idea how to easily & properly balance these for use. It would be easier to just buy the capsules, but most likely less expensive and more readily available to do it myself.
There are cautions of course with pregnancy & lactation, those taking blood pressure meds and a few other cautions, but nothing that pertains to me or my low frequency of taking it.
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