Devil's Claw. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens)
Common wild plant in the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. Its flowers produce a fruit hooked which have earned the name "devil's claw".

Properties of Devil's Claw

* The roots are rich in glucoiridoides of known anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities.
* Devil's claw is world renowned as an extraordinary anti-rheumatic and anti-inflammatory (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, bursitis, fibromyalgia, fibrositis, tennis elbow, injuries).
* The use of devil's claw can often reduce the doses of corticosteroids and NSAIDs.
* You purifier.
* It is used in the treatment of arthritis, gout, rheumatism.
* Studies in people with osteoarthritis have demonstrated efficacy in pain symptoms. The mobility and significantly improve joint flexibility without causing adaversos effects, particularly on the stomach.
* It also acts on the liver by removing toxins (Hepatobiliary dystonias, cholecystitis).
* Other indications of devil's claw: anorexia, dyspepsia hiposecretoras, duodenal diverticulosis, gastrointestinal spasms, high cholesterol, gout, neuralgia, prostatitis, prostate adenoma, adnexitis.
* TAMIB the devil's claw is used by athletes in case of tendinitis and joint pains due to exertion.

Contraindications of Devil's Claw
* In pregnancy, its likely occitócica action.
* Gastritis, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome.
* PLS USE No dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.
* In cases of bile duct obstruction.

Side Effects of Devil's Claw
It has a mild laxative effect: Excessive doses can cause liver problems.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3
- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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