Devil's Claw is a plant from South Africa that has been long valued by the native people to support the inflammatory response, help manage the pain response, and tonify digestion. Devil’s Claw has been studied extensively for the pain relief it can provide to sufferers of arthritis and osteoarthritis. A set of studies were conducted to test the analgesic effects of Devil’s Claw. The results demonstrated that this herb is effective in decreasing knee and hip osteoarthritis pain; however the mechanism by which it does it is not well understood. Devil’s Claw components, called iridoid glucosides, especially harpagoside, may be responsible for its anti-inflammatory effects.
Known as a powerful digestive tonic, the flavonoids and phytosterols found in Devil's Claw are antioxidant, choleretic (stimulate bile production) and antispasmodic which help to maintain overall digestive health. It can provide considerable relief from heartburn as it soothes the inflammation caused by acid reflux. Devil's Claw can also help in relieving the symptoms of an upset stomach by suppressing inflammation of the stomach.
Precautions: Not for use during pregnancy or lactation.
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