Draufsicht auf eine Teufelskralle

Teufelskralle has its designation in the “hooks” which cover the fruit’s skin, allowing the species to distribute. Devil’s Claw, native to Southern Africa, derives its name from the herbs claw like fruit, that are attached to their trumpet shaped flower. The active ingredients in Devil’s Claw are believed to comprise of iridoid glycosides, also called harpogosides. The extract of Harpagophytum procumbens, widely utilized in Europe and, more recently, in different nations, is traditionally indicated to treat inflammatory processes.

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Devil’s claw may well increase the effects of herbs and food supplements which are used for swelling or pain.

Devil’s Claw is additionally claimed to be beneficial for treating ailments of the liver, kidneys, arthritis and rheumatism, gallbladder and bladder. It doesn’t have an odor, but it contains substances which make it taste bitter.

It’s well known that Devil’s Claw has pain-relieving, sedative and diuretic properties. In 2006, a systematic evaluation of herbal medications for low back pain reached the conclusion that a standardized daily dose between 50 and 100 mg of harpagoside performed better than a placebo. Another review found that devil’s claw supplementation was useful in patients with rheumatic diseases. The clinical facts on Devils Claw though is very promising.

Arthritischer Schmerz

If arthritic pain is bothering you, devil’s claw may be your very best friend. In combination with good diet, exercise, relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation etc. and dietary supplements, this herb can be particularly effectual in maintaining rheumatic circumstances under control naturally.

Devil’s claw is short on side effects. Patients from time to time experience moderate anxiety such as stomach cramps.