Devil's Claw Herbal Remedies
Because of its anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity, devil's claw has had some success in the treatment of arthritis, as well as tendinitis and sprains. As a digestive stimulant, devil's claw is also a remedy for poor appetite and dyspepsia. The rhizome is also used for gout, lumbago, sciatica, muscle pain, and chronic itching of the skin. Devil's Claw has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COOL.
Devil's Claw Proper Dose
|Devil's Claw Powder||1 capsule 2-3 x daily|
|Devil's Claw Tincture||10-40 drops 4 x daily|
Devil's Claw Reference Information
|Latin Name||Harpagophytum procumbens|
|Other Names||Grapple plant|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, capsule, bulk herb, powder.|
|Cautions||Contraindicated in gastric and duodenal ulcers.|
|Botanical Info||An herbaceous trailing perennial with red flowers and large fruiting pods. Native to Africa|
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