HERBS D E V I L’ S C L AW VERSION 1.0 What is it? The botanical name of devil’s claw is harpagophytum procumbens and it belongs to the Pedaliaceae family. The part of devil's claw that is used medicinally is the tuber, which contains iridoid glycosides including harpagoside, harpagide, and procumbide. They exert an anti-inflammatory and analgesic action. Why you may need devil’s claw Primary uses Osteoarthritis and other inflammatory conditions – studies indicate a decrease in symptoms of osteoarthritis, especially pain. The analgesic and anti- inflammatory properties of devil’s claw makes it a very useful herb for other conditions such as rheumatism Safety notes and tendinitis. Devil's claw is generally well tolerated. Gastrointestinal complaints have been reported and these include – How much to use diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Osteoarthritis: devil's claw tuber 2.6 g (containing 2% harpagoside) daily Devil's claw can increase gastric acid and may increase bile production, thin the blood, affect heart General dose: 1.5–2.5 g dried tuber rate and decrease blood sugar levels. Therefore if you have a peptic ulcer, suffer from heartburn or gallstones, diabetes, clotting abnormalities or cardiovascular disease, always consult your healthcare professional before supplementing with devil’s claw. Devil’s claw is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED TO TREAT OR DIAGNOSE. ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE TAKING NUTRITIONAL OR HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS.
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