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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Harpagophytum procumbens suppresses lipopolysaccharide-stimulated expressions of cyclooxygenase-2 and inducible nitric oxide synthase in fibroblast cell line L929.
Effect of a Harpagophytum procumbens DC extract on matrix metalloproteinases in human chondrocytes in vitro.
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.
With the exception of extract 3, all extracts were prepared from the dried and milled roots of Harpagophytum procumbens.
Harpagophytum procumbens DC used in traditional medicine inhibits eicosanoid biosynthesis in human whole blood.
Phytochemische und biopharmazeutische Untersuchungen an Harpagophytum procumbens DC.
Zum Harpagosidgehalt verschiedener Trocken extraktpulver aus Harpagophytum procumbens.
Zum Wirkstoffgehalt in Teezubereitungen aus Harpagophytum procumbens.
Further investigations are necessary to identify the active principle of Harpagophytum procumbens.
Chantre P, Cappelaere A, Leblan D, Guedon D, Vandermander J, Fournie (2000) Efficacy and tolerance of Harpagophytum procumbens versus diacerhein in treatment of osteoarthritis.