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Information on Devil's Claw including the benefits and uses of using Devil's Claw. Your Health are located in Australia are a group of alternative / holistic doctors and use Devil's Claw as part of a holistic approach to health.
   
Devil's Claw
 
Botanical name

Harpagophytum procumbens

 
 
Actions

Devil’s claw traditional use has been supported by modern research into its actions. These include anti-inflammatory, antiarthritic, analgesic, diuretic and bitter digestive activity.

 
 
Conditions commonly used for
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gout
  • Conditions involving inflammation of connective tissues such as fibromyalgia, fibrositis, tendinitis, adhesions due to scar tissue.
  • Gastrointestinal infections
 
 
Common dosage range

Dried tuber - the equivalent of 0.1 to 0.25 g three times/day

 
 
Cautions, Contraindications and Side Effects

  • Devil’s Claw is considered to be non-toxic and safe, but may trigger allergic reactions in rare cases. No side effects have been reported when it is administered in recommended therapeutic doses.
  • Contraindicated in pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Caution in gastric and/or duodenal ulcers, and/or gallstones
  • Caution in patients taking anticoagulant drugs such as warfarin – may increase bleeding time
 
 
Links & Other Information

It is not within the scope of the YourHealth website to provide comprehensive information on documented or potential herb-drug interactions. Please seek the advice of your healthcare practitioner or click on the following links for more information.

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this herb, any conditions or therapies mentioned.

A Medical Practitioner specialising in Integrative Medicine, a qualified Nutritionist or Naturopath will be well trained in the use of nutrients, including their proper dosage, contraindications and potential drug interactions. Although many herbal remedies are available over the counter, self-prescribing is not recommended except for minor ailments, and best results will be obtained by seeking the advice of a qualified herbal medicine practitioner. Any plant substance, even those that are used as foods, can cause an allergic reaction in some people.

 
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