Devil's Claw is an anti-inflammatory herb. It is most often used for arthritic pain, muscle stiffness, diabetes, and stomach disorders.
Standardized: devil's claw
Harpagophytum procumbens (Burch.) DC. ex Meisn.
Plant Family: Pedaliaceae
Devil's claw is native to eastern and southern Africa, specifically
found in Namibia, Botswana, and most prominently in South Africa. It
grows well in grasslands and tends to crop up along roadsides and in
areas that have been cleared of other plants. Its distinctive name comes
from its peculiar appearance, referring to the inner capsule of the
fruit which splits open at one end. This takes on the appearance of two
curved horns or claws. The roots of devil's claw are used medicinally
after they are chopped and allowed to dry in the sun for at least 3
days. Devil's claw is one of the bitterest of all herbs, making a very
good digestive stimulant.
Aluminum, calcium, chlorogenic acid, chromium, harpagide, kaempferol, luteolin, magnesium, oleanolic acid, selenium, tin, zinc.
Sun dried tuber. Most prefer secondary tuber, and this is the form offered by Mountain Rose Herbs.
Capsules, tinctures, teas.
The German Commission E has approved devil's claw for supporting
healthy appetite and digestion. Devil's claw is used to alleviate joint
pain as well as to support healthy joints. It may also be used to
alleviate muscle pain and tightness.
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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.Caution:
As with any dietary or herbal supplement, you should advise your health care practitioner of the use of this product. If you are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, you should consult your health care practitioner prior to using this product.