harpagophytum procumbens

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Related to harpagophytum procumbens: devil's claw, Corydalis ambigua
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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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An analytical study, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of Harpagophytum procumbens and Harpagophytum zeyheri" Planta Medica, vol.
Qiu, "Iridoid glycosides from Harpagophytum procumbens D.
Molecular targets of the antiinflammatory Harpagophytum procumbens (devil's claw): inhibition of TNF[?
The quality of clinical trials with Harpagophytum procumbens.
The results for median percentage change from baseline of Arhus pain, disability and physical impairment were extracted from our seven studies of the possible utility of aqueous extracts of Harpagophytum procumbens for chronic back pain (2 randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies (Chrubasik et al.
New and known iridoid- and phenylethanoid glycosides from Harpagophytum procumbens and their in vitro inhibition of human leukocyte elastase.
The role of stomachal digestion on the pharmacological activity of plant extracts, using as an example extracts of Harpagophytum procumbens.
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).
Anti-oxidative activity of Harpagophytum procumbens (Sevil's claw).
Key words: Clinical trials, Harpagophytum procumbens, internal validity, quality of evidence
The book also contains five chapters on the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, efficacy and safety of devil's claw, Harpagophytum procumbens.
The ESCOP (European Scientific Cooperative on Phy-totherapy 1996) monograph on Harpagophytum procumbens recommends preparations from its secondary tubers for treating painful arthrosis or tendinitis.