AOR Petadolex 50mg 50sgels
50mg 50 softgels
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AOR’s Petadolex is a natural butterbur extract from Europe from which the pyrrolizidine alkaloids have been removed by a patented process. Finally, a natural alternative can help North Americans reduce the risk of allergy symptoms, tension headaches and migraines, as well as protect the GI tract from drug-induced damage.
Petasites hybridus (butterbur) is a perennial shrub found throughout Europe as well as in parts of Asia and North America. It was used during the Middle Ages to treat the dreaded plague and fever, and in the 17th century its use was noted in treating cough, asthma, and skin wounds. The plant can grow to a height of three feet and is usually found in marshes, damp forests, and adjacent to riverbeds or streams. Its leaves can attain a diameter of three feet, making it the largest of all indigenous floras.
Currently, the primary therapeutic uses for butterbur are for prophylactic treatment of migraines, and as an antispasmodic agent for chronic cough, asthma, and allergies. It has also been used successfully in preventing gastric ulcers and in treating patients with irritable bladder and urinary tract spasms.