Devils Claw Herbal Extract
Harpagophytum procumbens Herbal Extract 1:4 50%
$6.00 per ounce
Also Known as: Devils Claw, Devil's Claw Root, Garra del Diablo, Grapple Plant, Griffe du Diable, Harpagophyti Radix, Harpagophytum, Harpagophytum procumbens, Harpagophytum zeyheri, Racine de Griffe du Diable, Racine de Windhoek, Teufelskrallenwurzel, Uncaria procumbens, Wood Spider.
History: Historically, Harpagophytum procumbens (devil’s claw) has been used as an analgesic, a remedy for fevers and allergies, and as a bitter by San bushmen in Africa to stimulate gastric enzymes and digestion. The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia recommends devil’s claw as a diuretic and sedative, and the German Commission E, the German counterpart to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, approves devil’s claw for dyspepsia, appetite stimulation, and degenerative disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Devil’s claw has also been used for liver and
kidney disorders, as a purgative, an oxytocic, and as a topical agent to treat wounds and skin rashes. Clinical research has shown it to be effective for arthritis and rheumatic disorders.
Uses: Harpagophytum procumbens natural herbs are a good source of beta sitosterol and harpagoside. Devil’s claw is used for “hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis), arthritis, gout, muscle pain (myalgia), back pain, tendonitis, chest pain, gastrointestinal (GI) upset or heart burn, fever, and migraineheadache. It is also used for difficulties in childbirth, menstrual problems, allergic reactions, loss of appetite, and kidney and bladder disease.
Constituents: iridoid glycosides (2.2% total weight), harpagoside (0.5-1.6%), 8-p-coumaroylharpagide, 8-feruloylharpagide, 8-cinnamoylmyoporoside, pagoside, acteoside, isoacteoside, 6'-O-acetylacteoside, 2,6-diacetylacteoside, cinnamic acid, caffeic acid, procumbide, and procumboside.
Actions: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-oxidant
Keep away from children. Consult your health care professional before use. Use with caution in persons with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
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