Butterbur root extract (Petasites hybridus) - its main advantages result from the content of biologically active sesquiterpenes. They have diastolic effect, and demonstrate special activity in the respiratory system. By decreasing tension of the smooth muscle layer, they positively influence respiratory abilities. They support efficiency in healthy people and in sick people - they decrease the intensity of dyspnea and cough.
Butterbur also demonstrates supporting activity in the treatment of various infections. It has not only anti-inflammatory effect, but also analgesic, being at the same time an agent helping to fight with the cause and effect. Anti-inflammatory activity of butterbur in herbal medicine is also noticed in topical application.
It is also suggested that butterbur root extract may be helpful in the therapy of disorders and infections in the urogenital system. Special activity on this field is indicated in the scope of deregulation of menstrual cycle and in the therapy of kidney stones and urinary tract infections.
This plant may also be used to support digestion.