Devil's Claw Supplement
The name stems from the fact, that the roots and fruits have all kinds of little claw looking appendages. This plant is available in nurseries.
Also known as Devil's Claw Root, Grapple Plant or Wood Spider
A traditional herb used in South Africa.
Capsules, tincture, powder and liquid; take 750 mg to 1,000 mg three times a day
Relieves pain and inflammation. May help lower uric acid levels in people with gout. Acts as a digestive aid and appetite stimulant.
What we know:
Harpagoside, the active ingredient in devil's claw, appears to reduce pain and inflammation in joints. Some studies suggest stomach acid may counteract benefits, so take the supplement between meals when less stomach acid is released.
In 2002, Phytomedicine published a study of 227 people with non-specific low back pain or OA of the knee or hip treated with devil's claw extract. After eight weeks of taking 60 mg daily, between 50 and 70 percent of people reported improvement in pain, mobility and flexibility.
Do not take devil's claw if you are pregnant, have gallstones or ulcers, or are taking an antacid or blood thinners. It can affect heart rate and may interfere with cardiac, blood-thinning and diabetes medication. It may also cause diarrhea.
It also works well for muscular pain, sprains, strains and sports injuries. Externally, Devil's Claw has been used as an ointment in connection with sores, boils, and ulcers. It is also used to cleanse the lymph system and to remove toxins from the blood. Devil's Claw is used to treat dandruff, insect bites, insect stings, lice and helps to heal cuts and scrapes.
The only thing I found for use in the kitchen on this herb was, that it is used to make tea. The taste of Devil's Claw is rather bitter, so maybe that is a reason why it is not used for cooking.
The herb is nontoxic and relatively safe to take for a long time. The longer it is taken, the greater effect the healing powers will have.
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