Also known as Harpagophytum Procumbens Uses Anti-inflammatory, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Sports injuries, Fibromyalgia, Tendonitis Description: This plant is native to the Southern parts of Africa. It is the tubers (or the storage roots) of the plant, measuring approximately 20cm in length, which are used medicinally.
Devil's Claw is a traditional remedy for general joint pains. How it works: Devils Claw contains a group of components known as iridoids which possess anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, and pain-killing properties. The anti-inflammatory action has been shown to be equivalent to that of steroids, but the plant itself does not seem to contain steroids, which may be why it does not have the side effects associated with steroid use.
Dosage Information Adults: 15 drops 3 times a day before meals, in a little water Children: 1 drop per year of age (2-12 years) 3 times a day, in a little water. Restrictions None knew. Whilst certain texts have stated that Devil's Claw is contraindicated in diabetes, there appears to be no evidence to support this.
Pregnancy and Nursing: This product is not recommended unless directed by a Healthcare Professional Duration of Administration For maximum benefit in immune dysfunction, it is likely that Devil's Claw will have to be used for several months