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Devil’s Claw

Harpagophytum procumbens Tincture

Not all Devil’s Claw are the same. According to German research, tinctures work better. Similarly, the soil conditions, harvesting times and the overall environment have by and large an impact on the final product and its activity. We follow the German formula and time-honoured African practices to maximize the Devil’s Claw activity and its effectiveness. As one medical doctor in the USA commented:” your Devil’s Claw is working well, not like the ones we have here.”

Devi’s Claw is an ancient African herbal medicine for:

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For thousands of years, the Khoisan people of the Kalahari Desert have used devil's claw root in herbal remedies. It is used to treat pain, pregnancy complications, fevers, rheumatoid arthritis, skin conditions, conditions involving the gallbladder, pancreas, stomach and kidneys. It is also used in topical ointments to heal sores, boils, and other skin problems.

The only reason for the increase in popularity of the Devil’s claw in countries such as Germany and USA is its phenomenal efficacy. According to a study in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, sales of devil's claw in Germany were estimated to be 30 million euros in 2001, accounting for 74% of the prescriptions for rheumatism. Devil’s claw is a veritable cure-all, but only whole extracts have therapeutic effect, not isolated parts. According to research, tinctures of Devil’s claw are more effective than capsules.

Devil's claw contains iridoid glycosides, substances that have strong anti-inflammatory effects. Harpagoside is highly concentrated in devil's claw root and has been shown in laboratory studies to have potent pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, mounting evidence suggests that devil's claw root may help relieve pain and inflammation in people with arthritis and other painful disorders.

Many professional herbalists consider devil's claw to be useful for upset stomach, loss of appetite, headaches, allergies, and fever.

Devil's claw is non-toxic and safe, with virtually no side effects if taken at the recommended therapeutic dose for short periods of time.

Preparation: Harpagophytum procumbens alcohol and water extracts.

Recommended dosage: 6 to 8 drops 3 times daily at regular intervals or when required, on the tongue or with 10 ml of water.

Contra Indications: Devil's claw has been known to trigger allergic reactions.  Not to be taken during pregnancy. People with gallstones, gastric or duodenal ulcers, should not use Devil’s Claw.

Pharmacological classification: A 34. Other

Pharmacological action:  African herbal medicine. 

Indications: It is traditionally used in the support of pain, arthritis, gout, degenerative disorders, gallbladder, loss of appetite, syphilis and kidneys.

Side effects and special precautions: None side effects have been recorded.  

Known symptoms of over dosage and particulars of its treatment: None.

Presentation: 30 ml brown homeopathic bottles.

Storage instructions: Keep in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.

Consult your medical practitioner if symptoms persist.


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