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No more Claritin !

Posted by Reviewer2817223 on May 08, 2008

This product, used in combination with Eclectic Institute's Stinging Nettle and Jarrow Formulas Quercetin 500 mg has worked wonders for my husbands spring allergies!

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Remarkable results

Posted by Reviewer2852152 on Dec 05, 2010

I've been taking NOW butterbur with feverfew for several years for migraines (mine are brought on by sensitivities to foods, some herbs, and toxins, not hormonal). The NOW product did reduce severity of migraines by around 75% (almost never a bad headache anymore - just the aura and sometimes a slight headache). Along with migraines, I've recently been plagued by cystitis (bladder pain). For some reason (maybe NOW was out of stock at the time), I decided to try this product instead of the NOW product, not really having any expectations regarding the cystitis. So, here are my results: so far, fewer migraines as well as still much less severe than before butterbur *and* bladder pain/cystitis is almost gone!! I've even tested some of the foods that seemed to aggravate the situation, and so far, no problem!! I am very impressed and of course very happy. Will continue to use this product over NOW even though it's more expensive. Update 12/5/10: Well, unfortunately bladder pain has returned. Interstitial cystitis isn't easy to treat and comes and goes. I'm now trying marshmallow root, slippery elm, and colostrum. Still love this product for the migraine benefit though.

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Butterbur extract gel caps

Posted by Reviewer1707988 on Dec 27, 2006

My daughter had severe bladder problems for 2 years, and completely puzzled Scottish Rites Children's Hospital in Atlanta, Butterbur was recommended by a health food shop, and miraculously, the majority of her urinary problems have decreased significantly, If you have the constant need to urinate, please try these, they have changed our lives.Thank you so much.

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Great source for headache relief AND asthma support

Posted by Reviewer1485505 on Nov 19, 2007

Butterbur has been used in Europe for many years as a support for asthma patients. I understand that it has also been found to positively impact migraine headaches. In my case it decreased the frequency of migraines. And I've not had to use 'rescue' relief for my asthma symptoms for 2 years now.

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Frequent Urination

Posted by Reviewer2124237 on Oct 08, 2009

For a year, I had a constant need to urinate. It made my life totally miserable. I went to 7 medical specialists who put me on 5 different medications, but nothing helped me. I read about Urovex Butterbur by accident one day in an effort to heal myself after visiting an alternative practitioner. After taking 150 mg. per day after about 1 month my frequent urination problem went away. I continue to take 150 mg. per day to this day and I will never stop. Try this wonderful treasure if you have these problems.

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Butterbur for migraines

Posted by Reviewer2903818 on Aug 08, 2010

Butterbur was recommended by my neurologist and a friend for migraine prevention. Since I have been on Butterbur I have not gotton any major migraines. So far I am very happy with the product.

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Used to prevent migraine headaches. Also used for sinus pressure and headache.

Posted by Reviewer2985752 on Oct 12, 2011

My son takes one before an intense workout to prevent a migraine attack. It is best taken beforehand or when you feel the migraine coming on. It does not seem to work when the migraine is full flown and/or you already feel nauseous. I take it for mild headaches. It also alleviated sinus pressure caused by allergies.

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Posted by Reviewer2887774 on Apr 12, 2008

I have been plagued by sinus problems for almost 3 decades. Frustrated with the medication, I asked my doctor for a non-prescription alternative. He said Butterbur was the best option he is aware of. It has helped, but not eliminated the problem. I added hypertonic Saline spray and use the Neti-pot daily, and the combination is very helpful. I also had migraines, and Butterbur has shown promise in helping these as well.

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David, San Rafael, CA

Posted by Reviewer2272724 on Jun 23, 2008

I have found Butterbur reduces frequency of bad migraines, though I still get mild ones. It also has a mild tranquilizing effect and taking one before bed helps me to sleep better, but if I take one in the morning I can feel slightly fatigued for a few hours.

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Al Clark

Posted by Reviewer1729342 on Mar 14, 2008

Butterbur is supposed to have an antihistamine effect, however I found that it did not have such an effect on myself.

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