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Devils claw ( Harpagophytum procumbens) is a small desert plant that is native to southern Africa. nanoxia deep silence 5 review This plant grows close to the ground and produces purple corolla-shaped flowers. Historically, devils claw was used as an African folk remedy. Natives living in the Kalahari Desert dried and chopped up the roots to treat pain, inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis. Eventually, in the early 1800’s, colonists introduced the plant to Europe. It soon became popular in Germany and France to use devils claw plant for pain and osteoarthritis related issues. This African herb is now reported to alleviate joint pain in humans, dogs and horses.

The common name ‘devils claw’ is a reference to the dramatic hooks that cover the dried seed pod (see picture).


These hooks function like Velcro; they allow the seed pod to stick to the fur of animals. anoxic tank process Once the seed pod is stuck to the fur of a passing animal, the seeds then hitch a ride on the animal and get a chance to germinate in new territory. Smart plant! In this article, we explore the biology behind the use of devils claw. At the end of this page, we review factors to consider when choosing a devils claw supplement.

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, occurs when the protective cartilage covering the ends of your bones begins to wear down. Osteoarthritis usually worsens over time and, unfortunately, there is no cure available. That said, devils claw is one option to help manage the pain and lack of mobility.

A 4-month study of osteoarthritic patients revealed devils claw was as effective at reducing pain and discomfort as the traditionally prescribed medication, diacerhein (Leblan, 2000). anoxic encephalopathy causes Additionally, the patients in the devils claw treatment group reported less need to supplement their osteoarthritis medication with additional anti-inflammatory or painkiller drugs (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, NSAIDS, ext.)

By lowering dependence on these traditional painkillers, the use of devils claw can also reduce the liver and stomach issues, which are common with habitual use of acetaminophen and ibuprofen. More studies are necessary to further evaluate devils claws’ efficacy and long term effects, but as it stands, it is my opinion that this plant has shown to be a reasonable option to address back and bone discomfort.

Herb Pharm is a favorite company for many herbalists. They’re located in the Applegate Valley of southern Oregon. This is just down the road from my undergraduate institution, Southern Oregon University. hypoxic anoxic brain injury causes These folks have been producing high quality plant extracts for 35 years and have earned a devout following, due to the high quality of their herb manufacturing.

At EthnoHerbalist, we support Herb Pharm because of their commitment to potency and purity. hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy prognosis They use HPTLC (High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography) to verify the contents of each batch of plant extracts. You can read more about the meticulous steps these folks take to ensure that they get the cleanest and most active form of plant in each bottle.

Herb Pharm prepares their Devil’s Claw extract from the tubers of Harpagophytum procumbens. These Devils Claw plants were sustainably grown in their native habitat of Southern Africa’s Kalahari Desert. To optimize extraction of potent plant bio-chemicals, Herb Pharm harvests and extracts only the secondary storage tubers, not the primary central root.