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									                                                                                                                           HERBS
                    D E V I L’ S C L AW
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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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