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Other Names: Baghnakh, Grapple Plant, Wood Spider, Harpagophytum Procumbens
Traditional Usages: Arthritic Stiff Joints, Anti-rheumatic, Gout, Lumbago, Sciatica, Neuralgia, Liver Congestion, Gall Bladder Disorders, Itching Skin Conditions, Piles, Cancer, Intestinal Disorders, Fevers, Menstrual and Pregnancy Problems, Digestive Problems, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Painkiller, Calming Jittery Nerves, Loss of Appetitie, Migraine, Headache, Muscle Pain, Back Pain
Resources: Kalahari Desert, Botswana, China, Europe, USA
Parts Used: Tuberous Roots, Leaves, Seed, Rhizome
Administration Method: Teas, herbal preparations for internal uses
Herb Action: Appetite-stimulating, Choleretic, Anti-inflammatory, Mildly analgesic.
Herbal Research Devil's Claw
Health Warning: Avoid use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
Devil's Claw - Herbal remedy for Gout: The herb devil's claw has been used extensively as an anti-inflammatory and is effective for gout. Devil's claw is available in capsules, tablets, extracts and in topical creams. You can take 250 milligram capsules or tablets three times daily.
Devil’s Claw - Herbal remedy for Pain: Devil’s claw can treat arthritis, lower back pain and other inflammatory disorders. Devil’s claw is used in capsule form, prepared as a tea and is used in ointments for external use. The recommended dose for devil’s claw extract is considered safe at 750 milligrams taken three times daily. It is available as a tea and as a tincture (use one teaspoon up to three times daily).
Health Warning: Devil's claw should not be taken with blood-thinning medications, and by individuals with kidney or liver disease or stomach ulcers.
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