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Harpagophytum procumbens and H. zeyheri are members of the sesame family (Pedialaceae) and are native to southern Africa. Devil's claw has many uses including loss of appetite, stomach upset, tendonitis, allergies, headache, and disorders of the locomotor system.

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Please enjoy this information on devil's claw made available through the generosity of Ecoso Dynamics' adoption.

Additional ABC Devil's Claw Resources

Devil's Claw root monograph from Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs.
Devil's Claw root monograph from The Complete German Commission E Monographs—Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines.

Devil's Claw: From African Traditional Remedy to Modern Analgesic and Antiinflammatory. 2000; 50:47-54

HerbClip reviews
Review of Medicinal Plant Extracts Reveals Trends of Clinical and Biochemical Benefits in Patients with Osteoarthritis and with Rheumatoid Arthritis. HC# 041738-579, October 31, 2017
New Knowledge of Harpagoside: Distribution, Biosynthesis/Accumulation, and Pharmacology. HC# 061342-482, October 15, 2013
Anti-inflammatory Activity of Devil's Claw Reviewed. HC# 060672-345, January 31, 2008
Devil's Claw for Low Back Pain. HC# 022374-111, February 23, 1997

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