The medical plant butterbur (Petasites): analytical and physiological (re)view.

  title={The medical plant butterbur (Petasites): analytical and physiological (re)view.},
  author={Ahmet Alper Aydın and Valentin Zerbes and Harun A Parlar and Thomas Letzel},
  journal={Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis},
Butterbur (Petasites) is an ancient plant which has been used for medical and edible purposes with its spasmolytic agents. However, toxic alkaloid content of the plant limits its direct usage. The paper covers the pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) and butterbur themes in detail in order to display the outline of alkaloid-free plant extract production for medical and edible purposes. The toxic PAs and medicinal constituents of the plant are described with emphasis on analytics, physiological effects… CONTINUE READING


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