Devil’s Claw 100 capsules, 360 mg, Bioherba
Devil’s claw – a tropical plant with long creeping stems, purple flowers and mysterious fruit in the shape of a hook, which corresponds to the name of the plant. For therapeutic purposes, the root of the devil’s claw is used in various diseases of the musculoskeletal system
The devil’s claw plant got its name because of the specific type of its fruits, which look like nails (hooks). Initially, the devil’s claw was known only in South Africa, but the first European colonists discovered the healing properties of this plant (not without the help of the locals, who used it for centuries) and brought it to Europe, where it began to be used to treat arthritis. and gout. The roots of the devil’s claw plant, on the other hand, have been used as a painkiller and as a means of improving digestion, which continues to this day.
Experimentally, the properties of the devil’s claw have been confirmed by many different and independent medical experts around the world. Its healing properties are largely due to the presence of iridoids and flavonoids, which act against the negative manifestations of gout, rheumatism, myalgia, lumbago and especially in arthritis. The use of the devil’s claw has been found to reduce pain and swelling in inflamed joints and restore their mobility. Devil’s claw has many aspects of action: antirheumatic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, sedative and diuretic action. It lowers uric acid and serum cholesterol and is very suitable for diseases of the urinary system.
It is recommended to use a liquid plant extract, which is a very balanced product.
Properties of the devil’s claw
The main active ingredient of the devil’s claw is the glycoside arpagozide, which causes arthralgic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and sedative effects. Devil’s root reduces the level of harmful cholesterol in the blood due to the presence of natural plant sterols – betasterol, and their absorption into the blood from the intestines does not occur.
European scientists have conducted research on the healing properties of the devil’s claw. It has been proven that the use of this plant has a positive effect on joint diseases with a degenerative-dystrophic nature of a chronic form: arthritis, deforming osteoarthritis, osteochondrosis of the spine. The active substances in the composition of the plant improve the mobility of the joints, reduce swelling and relieve pain, but also contribute to the removal of uric acid and cholesterol from the body. The inhibitory effect of plant extract components on mediators of the inflammatory process (prostaglandins) was also discovered. The devil’s claw has a pronounced antimicrobial activity.
Numerous experimental studies have been conducted on the successful use of devil’s claw tea for therapeutic purposes in disorders of the digestive system, inadequate bile secretion.
The composition of the devil’s claw
The tuberous root of the devil’s claw contains iridoid glycosides (harpagid, harpagoside, procumbin, verbascoside), triterpenes, quinones, flavonoids (luteolin, kaempferol), fats, phytosterols, gavinone, phenolic acids. percentage of carbohydrates whose main component is trisaccharide – stachylose (46%). The devil’s claw is the source of a number of important macro- and microelements: calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, tin, potassium, cobalt.
Contraindications and side effects
Uncontrolled use of the plant as a therapeutic agent can harm the body. Having many useful properties, devil’s claw has its contraindications. Devil’s claw is not recommended for use with stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, gastralgia, heartburn. The active substances in the plant have a stimulating effect on the muscles of the uterus, due to which a miscarriage or premature birth is possible. Based on this, the use of devil’s nail preparations for pregnant women is not recommended. The use of the plant is contraindicated for breastfeeding mothers and children.
Product operation and application
Devil’s claw is a perennial herbaceous plant, which is found mainly in South Africa – the Namib and the Kalahari, as well as on the island of Madagascar. Devil’s claw has a beneficial effect on inflammation, rheumatism, gout, myalgia, lumbago and arthritis. It helps reduce swelling and pain in inflamed joints and facilitates their mobility. It helps athletes with muscle pain and tendon overload. Its ingredients help expel uric acid from the body. Among the most valuable is the glucoside harpagoside. Harpagoside has been shown to inhibit the action of an enzyme responsible for cartilage inflammation. As a result, the pain and swelling of inflamed joints are reduced and their mobility is facilitated. Other valuable biologically active substances include many iridoids, flavonoids, luteolin, oleic acid, as well as the elements calcium, zinc, selenium, magnesium, aluminum, chromium, selenium, etc. All this determines the strong anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, analgesic and sedative effect of the devil’s claw. CAUTION: Do not use this product if you have a stomach or duodenal ulcer. Consult your doctor before use if you have or have had a gallstone.
The composition of one capsule
Devil’s claw (root) – 360mg.
Method of use and dosage
As a dietary supplement, take one capsule three times daily with water before meals.
Do not exceed the recommended dose. Do not use in children under 18 years of age. Do not use as a substitute for a varied diet. Keep out of reach of children.
Contents of one capsule
360 mg of devil’s claw root
Daily dose content
1080 mg of devil’s claw root
Gelatin, magnesium stearate
Nutritional value of a dietary supplement
14kcal. / 100g
100 capsules, 360 mg
Store in a cool and dry place out of direct sunlight.
Do not take this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a doctor before use if you are taking prescription drugs.
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