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Monday, September 15, 2008

Devil's Claw Supplement

This plant is related to the sesame-family and it is the root of this plant, that has all the beneficial and healing abilities and is used for supplementing.

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.

Devil's Claw
Harpagophytum procumbens

Also known as Devil's Claw Root, Grapple Plant or Wood Spider


Origin:
A traditional herb used in South Africa.

Dosage:
Capsules, tincture, powder and liquid; take 750 mg to 1,000 mg three times a day

Claims:
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.

Studies:
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.
~Arthritis Foundation.


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.

God's word is always safe and can be taken in always. The longer and more it is read and taken in, the greater effect the healing powers will have on our lives, health and well-being and can have a possitive effect on all those we interact with. :-)

Philemon 1:6
that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

7 Comments:

Blogger Amy said...

Corry, Thanks for the great tip. I had no idea that this supplement could do all that. God's Word is always a great idea too. When we are weary, overwhelmed or hurting, we should turn to it without hesitation. Blessings to you today.

September 15, 2008 10:24 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Corry, Thanks for the great tip. I had no idea that this supplement could do all that. God's Word is always a great idea too. When we are weary, overwhelmed or hurting, we should turn to it without hesitation. Blessings to you today.

September 15, 2008 10:25 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

don't know why it posted twice feel free to delete one if you wish. :)

September 15, 2008 10:25 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Amy,
Nah, I will leave them on here. The more the merrier, plus I always enjoy your comments. This way I get to enjoy them in stereo, haha.

I agree with you. We should not hesitate at all and turn to it right away, instead of trying to make things work out ourselves. We ought to keep in mind that He knows best and has the perfect plan for us.

Have a very blessed day!

God's Grace.

September 17, 2008 8:51 AM  
Blogger Pia said...

hi mamu! thought of you... i have something for you from my blog. hope you like them. ♥

love ya! God bless!

September 19, 2008 12:00 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Pia,
That is so sweet, thanks so much!:-)

We hope you are doing well and remember you in our prayers.

Luv ya (((HUGS)))

God's Grace.

September 19, 2008 2:42 AM  
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