harpagophytum procumbens

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devil's claw

devil's claw

Mainly found in Africa, but starting to spread worldwide. Large tuberous roots are the part used medicinally for arthritis, rheumatism, fever, sore muscles, lower back pain, knee and hip pain, cleanse the lymph system, remove toxins from the blood, promotes secretion of stomach acid. Also used for gallbladder, kidney, menopause. Name comes from the scary evil alien shape of hooked fruit. Do not consume if take Warfarin or have gallstones or stomach ulcers.
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The average weekly diary pain scores were treated as interval (metric) data--the average over the first week being taken as baseline in view of the relatively slow onset of the Harpagophytum effect.
Group H (H, n = 11) received standard food pellets with added Harpagophytum extract FB9195 (14% harpagoside, Fig.
Our examination of the 20 available clinical studies with various preparations from Harpagophytum procumbens (Chrubasik et al.
Blood leukocyte counts of normal rats treated with whole extract of Harpagophytum procumbens Group N Total Control orally 15 6383[+ or -]510 Control intraperitoneally 10 6425[+ or -]480 H.
For maximum benefit it is suggested that Harpagophytum is continued for several months.
Extracts from the roots of Harpagophytum procumbens DC Burch and Harpagophytum zeyheri Decne are being used to treat patients with rheumatic diseases, osteoarthritis, arthrosis and lower back pain (Wegener, 1999).
A I WOULD suggest that you try the remedies Violaforce, at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day, before meals, and Harpagophytum, at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day, after meals.
The constituent 6-acetylacetoside allows the two Harpagophytum species to be distinguished (being present in the procumbens and absent in the zeyheri species).
Inhibition of TNF-alpha synthesis in LPS-stimulated primary human monocytes by Harpagophytum extract.
For maximum benefit it is likely that Harpagophytum will have to be used for several months.
AI WOULD recommend that you use a preparation called Harpagophytum (Devil's Claw) at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day.