Harpagophytum procumbens

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Related to Harpagophytum procumbens: devil's claw, Corydalis ambigua
A bitter African herb, the root of which contains harpagoside; it has been used topically for skin lesions, and internally for arthritis, diabetes, gallbladder disease, gastrointestinal complaints, and liver dysfunction, and is said to be a potent analgesic

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Heard, "Effect of the major glycosides of Harpagophytum procumbens (Devil's Claw) on epidermal cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in vitro," Journal of Natural Products, vol.
Downregulation of inos expression in rat mesangial cells by special extracts of Harpagophytum procumbens derives from harpagoside-dependent and independent effects," Phytomedicine, vol.
Effectiveness of Harpagophytum procumbens in treatment of acute low back pain.
Harpagophytum procumbens suppresses lipopolysaccharide-stimulated expressions of cyclooxygenase-2 and inducible nitric oxide synthase in fibroblast cell line L929.
Effect of a Harpagophytum procumbens DC extract on matrix metalloproteinases in human chondrocytes in vitro.
Blood leukocyte counts of normal rats treated with whole extract of Harpagophytum procumbens Group N Total Control orally 15 6383[+ or -]510 Control intraperitoneally 10 6425[+ or -]480 H.
With the exception of extract 3, all extracts were prepared from the dried and milled roots of Harpagophytum procumbens.
Harpagophytum procumbens DC used in traditional medicine inhibits eicosanoid biosynthesis in human whole blood.
Phytochemische und biopharmazeutische Untersuchungen an Harpagophytum procumbens DC.
Computerised literature searches (MEDLINE, PUBMED, EMBASE, BIOSIS, COCHRANE COLLABORATION LIBRARY) were carried out and experts in this field were contacted in an attempt to identify all clinical trials of products derived from Harpagophytum procumbens.
The five chapters on Harpagophytum procumbens do not mention that the San Bushman have been using devil's claw for millennia.