In 2002, we reported the results of an 8-week, 3-centre surveillance of treatment of back, knee or hip pain with the aqueous standardized Harpagophytum
extract, Doloteffin[R] (Chrubasik et al.
Inhibition of TNF-[alpha] synthesis in LPS-stimulated primary human monocytes by Harpagophytum
extract SteiHap 69.
We have recently reported a 6-week double-blind pilot study comparing an aqueous extract of Harpagophytum
(Doloteffin[R]) and rofecoxib in the treatment of exacerbations of chronic low back pain (Chrubasik et al.
Also helpful is Harpagophytum
, to be taken at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day.
I'd also try 10 drops of harpagophytum
in a little water twice daily after meals to help stabilise that part of the immune system responsible in the treatment of allergies.
The role of stomachal digestion on the pharmacological activity of plant extracts, using as an example extracts of Harpagophytum
THE herbal anti-inflammatory Harpagophytum
(Devil's Claw) would be a good choice.
After that, it is better to take a remedy such as Glucosamine, Chien Pu Wan, Knot Grass Complex or Harpagophytum
To build up his immunity and act as an anti-inflammatory, he should try Harpagophytum
at a dose of 20 drops in a little water, twice daily after meals.
Special extracts from the roots of Harpagophytum
procumbens (Devil's Claw) are used in the supportive treatment of inflammatory diseases, and the iridoid derivative harpagoside is thought to be the active principle.
ATHIS condition is known as urticaria, and can be treated with Pollinosan, taken at a dose of 10 drops, twice a day, before meals, with 15 drops of Harpagophytum
Take 10 drops twice daily of Harpagophytum
in a little water before meals for at least two months.