Properties and usage:
Its principal constituents make it a very beneficial plant with those who suffer from arthritis or digestive problems.
Effects on the organism:
Devil's claw originated in Africa. Its active part is found in its secondary roots.
Medical studies done in Germany and France clearly demonstrate that its active ingredients stimulate the lymphatic system (defense and regeneration systems of the body) without disagreeable or dangerous secondary effects.
Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect are well known.
Devil's claw can be considered as an essential in all forms of arthritis and rheumatism. Moreover, its anti-inflammatory properties make it useful for hay fever, asthma, bronchitis, etc.
Due to its effectiveness in the treatment for the symptoms of joint aches, it seems to be useful as an analgesic.
It is sold in capsules or as an extract. In either form, it can relieve muscular aches, bouts of gout, back aches, fibrosis and arthritis.
Last but not least, it possesses a powerful desintoxicating property and its regeneration action is increased with the addition of vitamin C. All of this makes devil's claw an ideal complement in relieving pain.
Principal constituents: iridoide glucosites, sugars, phytosterols, flavonoids.